Climate Change

sea ice butts up to Greenland coast

Sea ice melt near Greenland can affect ice on the island in a couple ways. As sea ice retreats from the fronts of marine-terminating glaciers, the glaciers lose stability and may flow faster. In...

Arctic sea ice is near its annual low extent for the year. Will it reach a new record low? While many people are watching this year’s ice extent closely, the effect of climate change on ice extent...

A lead or large crack in the ice opens up in melting summer sea ice. A seasonally ice-free Arctic is likely some...

Bright white sea ice reflects light and keeps the Arctic cool. Soot darkens the ice surface and can speed melt...

Despite year-to-year variability, Arctic sea ice has steadily dropped during all seasons since the start of the satellite record in 1979. However, the changes are especially pronounced around the...

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