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Scientists scrambling to track Arctic sea ice after key satellite sensor dies

Mashable - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on the planet, driving sea ice to record lows and threatening iconic species from polar bears to walruses and harp seals.
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Influence of sea-ice loss on Arctic warming is shaped by temperatures in the Pacific Ocean

Science Daily - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The crucial role that sea-ice loss plays in rapid Arctic warming is regulated by variable climate patterns taking place in the Pacific Ocean, a pioneering new study has found.
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Melting sea ice is forcing polar bears to take epic swims. You asked for ways to help.

Washington Post - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Last month we reported on a study that found polar bears are swimming incredibly long distances in search of sea ice where they can hunt and rest.

Scientists Say Arctic Sea Ice Could 'Shrink to Record Low' This Summer

EcoWatch - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Arctic sea ice could set a new record low extent this summer, say scientists at this year's European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference in Vienna.
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The Arctic is facing a decline in sea ice that might equal the negative record of 2012

Science Daily - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Sea ice physicists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), are anticipating that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean this summer may shrink to the record low of 2012. The scientists made this ...

Arctic sea ice tracker suspends updates after weird data readings

Nunatsiaq News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Want to know how Arctic sea ice is doing? For now, you'll have to take a look outside instead of relying on satellite images of the Arctic sea ice extent from the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Center. The NSIDC says the sensor on its F-17 ...
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Arctic Sea Ice Levels Could Reach Historic Lows by the End of the Summer Melt

Newsweek - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The scientists worry that's enough to see the surface of Arctic sea ice shrink to 2012 levels, when it reached a record low of 3.4 million square kilometers, or about 1.2 million square miles.
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Dominoes fall: Vanishing Arctic ice shifts jet stream, which melts Greenland glaciers

Washington Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
A recent set of scientific papers have proposed a critical connection between sharp declines in Arctic sea ice and changes in the atmosphere, which they say are not only affecting ice melt in Greenland, but also weather patterns all over the North ...

Annual Average Extent 22 April—1 May

Wunderground.com (blog) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
While the area around the North Pole is a cold and relatively barren place, compared to eg. the Amazon rainforest (although the ocean underneath the ice is teaming with life), the fate of the Arctic sea ice to a large degree seals the fate of the ...

Mathematics and sea ice

UD Daily - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
8:31 a.m., April 21, 2016--Kenneth M. Golden of the University of Utah will present lectures on mathematics and sea ice on Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22, as part of the Carl J. Rees Colloquium sponsored by the University of Delaware's ...

Arctic sets another record low max extent of sea ice

WSAV-TV - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Recently analyzed data indicates Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the second straight year. This data is from scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA.

Bearing Brunt of Warming Planet's Sea-Ice Loss

Yale Climate Connections - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Set aside for a moment those iconic images of a skinny polar bear drifting on a splinter of sea ice, hungry and forlorn. That's an anachronism, an incomplete image of what's going terribly wrong at the top of the world.
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Polar Bears Swim Longer Distances As Sea Ice Melts Faster

Tech Times - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Polar bears in the Arctic Basin are now forced to swim longer distances as sea ice in the region continues to retreat faster, marking an evidence of climate change's "fingerprint," a new study in Canada revealed.

4 killer whales rescued after getting trapped by sea ice

myfox8.com - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
SAKHALIN, Russia -- Four killer whales had to be rescued after getting trapped in shallow sea ice off the coast of eastern Russia.

Whodunit? Mystery Lines Show Up in Satellite Image of Caspian Sea

Live Science - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Propeller marks in sea algae or seagrass? An extraterrestrial message? Don't get out the tinfoil hat yet: NASA scientists say these mystery lines are the work of sea ice. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ocean scientists noticed the image this month ...
Ice Scours the Caspian Sea

Scientists Lose a Crucial Tool Used to Record Rapid Arctic Ice Loss | The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
During the period when ice is known to reach its annual peak, the maximum extent of Arctic sea ice was recorded at a record low for the second consecutive year, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

The Arctic is melting - and scientists just lost a key tool to observe it

Chicago Tribune - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Just last month, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reported that the maximum extent of Arctic sea ice this past winter - the time of year when the ice reaches its annual peak - was at a record low for the second straight year.

Study indicates polar bears are swimming more as sea ice retreats

environmentalresearchweb - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Results of the study show an increase in swimming associated with reduced ice, due to climate change. In 2012, the year in which Arctic sea ice hit a record low, 69 percent of the tracked adult females in the Beaufort Sea swam more than 31 miles (50 ...

BSEE study shows current offshore platforms can survive sea ice

PortNews IAA - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), in partnership with the University of Alaska, recently completed a research study that examined the ability of current offshore structural designs to successfully survive sea ice demands under ...

Withstanding the forces of Arctic sea ice

Petroleum News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A recently completed research project, conducted by the University of Alaska in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, has found that existing engineering standards for the construction of ...
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