Record Low Sea Ice in Antarctica

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Since the 1970s we have a very accurate measurement via satellites of what is going on with the extent of the sea ice in both the Arctic and also the Antarctic. It is actually possible to look even further back by using ships records, for example Cook encountered a wall of sea ice when searching … Read moreRecord Low Sea Ice in Antarctica

Arctic Update – The 2018 Melt Season is Over

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Now that the annual melt season is over, how did 2018 pan out in the Arctic? We have very precise Satellite measurements that go back over almost 40 years so this degree of precision gives us some quite specific trends. If you are familiar with the ongoing climate change trend in the Arctic then you … Read moreArctic Update – The 2018 Melt Season is Over

Climate Change impacting Arctic sea ice across all seasons

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For those living in the arctic region, there is no debate regarding the reality of climate change. Each and every year they can see the ongoing decline of sea ice. Every season marks another data point. NSIDC Update If you check out the National Snow and Ice data centre then you can find very precise … Read moreClimate Change impacting Arctic sea ice across all seasons

Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record

missing sea ice off north greenland coast

The UK’s Guardian reports on something that has never been seen before this year. The sea ice north of Greenland normally does not break up even in the summer melt season. This year it has been different. They describe it as follows … This phenomenon – which has never been recorded before – has occurred … Read moreArctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record

‘Atlantification’ of Arctic Barents sea tipping it towards new climate regime

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Roughly about one year ago I was writing about a study that appeared in Science concerning fundamental changes within the Arctic Ocean. Today I have an update on that. A new study has been published in Nature titled “Arctic warming hotspot in the northern Barents Sea linked to declining sea-ice import“. Quick Summary Basically they used … Read more‘Atlantification’ of Arctic Barents sea tipping it towards new climate regime