Tag Archives: Arctic Ocean

Scientific challenges in the Arctic: Open water


As the ice melts, fresh obstacles confront Arctic researchers. Published online 12 October 2011 | Nature 478, 174-177 (2011) | doi:10.1038/478174a Last month, US researchers took a 4,000-tonne gamble when they steered the Marcus G. Langseth through the Bering Strait and … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice September 2011


As of 4 Oct. 2011 the data coming from IJIS shows that the 2011 September Arctic sea ice was the second lowest on record, slightly above the record low for 2007. Figure 5 shows the daily extent, figure 6 shows … Continue reading

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Arctic sea ice at record low for July


Arctic sea ice extent averaged for July 2011 reached the lowest level for the month in the 1979 to 2011 satellite record, even though the pace of ice loss slowed substantially during the last two weeks of July. Shipping routes … Continue reading

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Arctic may be ice-free within 30 years


Data showing dramatic sea ice melt suggests warming at the north pole is speeding up John Vidal, environment editor guardian.co.uk, Monday 11 July 2011 16.42 BST Sea ice in the Arctic is melting at a record pace this year, suggesting … Continue reading

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Vanishing Ice Allows Storms to Erode Alaska’s Coast


Retreating sea ice allows powerful storms to pound the Alaskan coast, speeding erosion Portions of the Arctic coast are eroding by more than 26 feet per year, a problem that is likely to worsen as climate change intensifies, according to … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice 2010


  As of 5 Jan. 2011 the data coming from IJIS shows that the 2010 Arctic sea ice extent is about 3% lower than that for 2008, below 2009, but above the record low for 2007. The year finished with … Continue reading

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