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Warming temps drop Arctic sea ice to record low levels

BABW News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Warm temperatures in the Arctic region have resulted in the lowest amount of sea ice in the month of January since satellite technology began recording the levels, according to a discovery.

See pic: NASA releases image of sea ice and cloud streets covering Sea of Okhotsk!

Zee News - ‎17 hours ago‎
This time, NASA's Aqua satellite has sent in its image of the day, which NASA has dutifully released. The fascinating image is of the Sea of Okhotsk with sea ice and cloud streets spread out far and beyond. As per NASA, cloud streets are long parallel ...
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'Absurdly' high Arctic warmth drives sea ice to record low

Discover Magazine (blog) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
In my previous article here at ImaGeo, I featured a Norwegian icebreaker with no winter sea ice to break in the high Arctic.

Photo of the Week: Sea ice and cloud streets in the Pacific's Sea of Okhotsk

ERAU News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of cloud streets and sea ice in the Sea of Okhotsk on Feb. 8, 2016. Cloud streets are long parallel bands of cumulus clouds that form when ...

The Arctic matters: extreme weather responds to diminished Arctic Sea ice

environmentalresearchweb - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
To circumvent this obstacle, Screen et al force two state-of-the-art atmospheric global climate models with sea-ice and ocean-temperature conditions representative of the late 20th century as well as with projections for the end of the 21st century ...
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Several metre thick ice cocktail beneath coastal Antarctic sea ice

The Arctic Journal - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Sea ice physicists of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) have developed a new method that allows them for the first time to efficiently determine the distribution and thickness of what researchers call a sub-ice platelet layer.
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Drone's-Eye View: Flying Vehicles Could Monitor Ice in Remote Regions

Live Science - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
But in the Arctic and Antarctica, drones face a different roster of challenges, as specially trained and certified scientists test how these autonomous flying machines could help create maps of sea ice in some of the most remote locations on Earth ...
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Cute polar bear cub Nora charms animal lovers, raises awareness of sea-ice loss

Yahoo News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
An adorable polar bear cub is drawing attention to a serious problem by warming hearts on the Internet. On Friday, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio, shared video highlights of her first 83 days of her life at the zoo - eating, sleeping ...

China issues first sea ice yellow alert of the winter

Xinhua - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (NMEFC) of China issued a yellow alert for sea ice on Monday, the first this winter. Acreage of sea ice in Liaodong Bay in northeast China's Bohai Sea has risen to 79 sea ...
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How melting Arctic ice may have set off era of vicious East Coast snow storms

Washington Post - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Does shrinking ice in the Arctic lead to more crushing snow storms along the East Coast? Through a complex chain of events, it's very possible says leading Arctic researcher and seasonal forecaster Judah Cohen.
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These Melting Glacier Candles Have a Point to Make

Curbed - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
@Really: "Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss of the last decades, a new NASA study finds.

New Method to Detect Platelet Ice over Large Distances

Hydro International - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Sea ice physicists of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) have developed a new method that, for the first time, allows them to efficiently determine the distribution and thickness of what researchers call a sub-ice platelet layer.
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Shrinking, faster-moving ice has polar bears on a 'treadmill' to stay in Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
In this June 15, 2014 file photo, a polar bear dries off after taking a swim in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska. As thinning ice becomes more susceptible to movement, bears in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas must walk faster -- and consume more seals from ...

Penguin colony faces annihilation as huge iceberg blocks sea

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
... from the fast ice edge was thriving, indicating the arrival of B09B and fast ice expansion." The team observed the effects of the iceberg and found it had caused sea ice to expand by up to 60 kilometers, meaning the penguin colony now have to ...

Tropics Awaken & Ice Watching (blog) - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Arctic is a surreal scene this February with sea ice extent near minimum, large cracks traversing the landscape and this intrusion of not so solid ice through the north pole.

Penguin Apocalypse: Adelie colony in Antarctica faces extinction as giant iceberg blocks sea (VIDEO)

RT - ‎16 hours ago‎
A massive nature drama involving some 10,000 Adélie penguins and an iceberg is playing out in an Antarctic bay opposite Australia.
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Arctic ice extent..record low for January.

Radio Canada International - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The records show that prior to 2005, while sea ice extent in the Arctic varied for the month of January, it was always greater than 14.25 million sq.

Ice sheet modeling of Greenland, Antarctica helps predict sea-level rise

Phys.Org - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets will make a dominant contribution to 21st century sea-level rise if current climate trends continue.
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Sea-level rise 'could last twice as long as human history'

The Guardian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The report, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, notes most research looks at the impacts of global warming by 2100 and so misses one of the biggest consequences for civilisation - the long-term melting of polar ice caps and sea-level rise.

A Fitbit for polar bears reveals their struggle to survive

AOL News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
There was more sea ice and lighter winds around the Beaufort–Chukchi Sea region in the 1980s and '90s. Today, the ice sheets bears rely on to hunt seals are thinning and being pushed farther from shore by increasing winds.