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24 January 2006

NSIDC Scientists to Discuss Sea Ice Decline

NSIDC scientists Walt Meier and Julienne Stroeve will discuss the decline of Arctic sea ice at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

On September 28, NSIDC put out a joint press release concerning the fourth consecutive year of below-average summertime sea ice extent, poor wintertime recovery, and early onset of springtime melting. On September 21, 2005, sea ice coverage dropped to 2.05 million square miles—the lowest yet recorded since satellites began measurements in 1978.

What does this decline mean to our planet? Is this melt caused by naturally occurring climate variability or human-influenced climate changes? How the Arctic has changed in recent years, and what does this change mean for the future?

Join Meier and Stroeve as they address these questions. If you can't make it to the talk, contact User Services for a copy of the presentation: nsidc@nsidc.org or +1 303.492.6199.

"Melting Away? Views of Arctic Sea Ice"

Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 p.m.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science Ricketson Auditorium
$12 members, $15 nonmembers
Call 303-322-7009 to register