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NSIDC scientists present new research on Arctic sea ice extent predictions, buried lakes in Greenland, and avalanche mapping at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California.
Check out the list of all NSIDC-related talks, poster presentations, and sessions at this year's American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting at San Francisco, California.
A new book from the international GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) initiative provides the most comprehensive report to date on global glacier changes.
Sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean melted to its sixth lowest extent this year, while sea ice surrounding the Antarctic continent continued to break winter records.
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