Posted on 03/20 12:47 in Features
Even accounting for the accelerating pace of Arctic climate change, sea ice loss in the Far North is running well ahead of schedule.This may signal a near record or record low sea ice extent to come in September.
Posted on 02/02 21:04 in Features
While this winter has been downright tame across large parts of the eastern U.Right now, an extremely powerful jet stream is helping to spawn one massive North Atlantic storm after another, bringing hurricane force winds to parts of the UK, France, Portugal and Spain this week.
Posted on 02/06 20:04 in Features
Together with long-term climate change and other transitory weather systems, it is setting the stage for a dramatic and unusual warmup at the North Pole this week.The air pressure at the center of the storm bottomed out at an astonishing 932 millibars, or 27.
Posted on 02/07 08:00 in Features
But for the curious and desk-bound, Google's Street View now offers compelling, panoramic vistas of the region's imperiled ice.About 80 percent of the territory's surface is covered by the Greenland Ice Sheet, which is rapidly melting as global temperatures rise.
Posted on 02/09 00:42 in Features
This Arctic winter has startled even the most even-keeled scientists, with records set for low sea ice extent, high temperatures and other indicators of a climate gone awry.The new figures for January sea ice extent, released on Tuesday, showed sea ice extent averaged 5.
Posted on 03/07 19:07 in Features
All is not well in the Arctic, where sea ice is in a long-term precipitous decline due to human-caused global warming.In February, for example, Arctic sea ice set a monthly record low, with sea ice extent coming in 455,600 square miles below the February 1981 to 2010 average.
Posted on 03/22 19:19 in Features
Welcome to the new normal: For the third straight year, Arctic sea ice peaked at a record low level during the winter season, scientists said Wednesday.The record warmth across the Arctic, along with the low sea ice extent and volume, is surprising even the most seasoned Arctic researchers.