When scientists talk about the cryosphere, they mean the places on Earth where water is in its solid form, frozen into ice or snow. Read more ...
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Arctic sea ice reached its apparent minimum extent on September 10, 2016. Arctic sea ice extent on that day stood at 4.14 million sq. km., statistically tied at second lowest in the satellite record with the 2007 minimum.
“Upside-down rivers” of warm ocean water threaten the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a new study led by researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center published today in Nature Geoscience.