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How declining Arctic sea ice may influence atmospheric circulation

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 16:06

Reductions in Arctic sea ice levels may influence patterns of atmospheric circulation both within and beyond the Arctic.

Arctic Ocean records all time fifth lowest wintertime sea ice extent

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 15:25

After a record melt season last year, the Arctic Ocean`s icy cover shrank to its lowest extent on record, continuing a long-term trend and diminishing to about half the size of the average summertime extent from 1979 to 2000.

Summer Arctic sea ice melt near record

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 08:30

Arctic sea ice this summer melted to a record low extent or will come a close second, two different research institutes said on Tuesday, confirming a trend which could yield an ice-free summer within a decade.