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Huge stores of Arctic sea ice likely contributed to past climate cooling  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a new paper, climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution propose that massive amounts of melting sea... more
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Arctic ice melt is changing ocean currents  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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Ancient Antarctic ice melt increased sea levels by 3+ meters—and it could happen again  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years... more
Earth's glacial cycles enhanced by Antarctic sea-ice  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
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Shipborne eddy covariance observations of methane fluxes constrain Arctic sea emissions  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
We demonstrate direct eddy covariance (EC) observations of methane (CH4) fluxes between the sea and atmosphere from an icebreaker in the eastern Arctic Ocean. EC-derived CH4... more
Scientists listen to whales, walruses and seals in a changing Arctic seascape  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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NRL researchers monitor changing Arctic using sound  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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An international team of researchers has found bacterial communities within microscopic spheroidal aggregates of dolomite, oil and water found in sheets of... more
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Insignificant effect of Arctic amplification on the amplitude of midlatitude atmospheric waves  Science Magazine · 4 days
Whether Arctic amplification has contributed to a wavier circulation and more frequent extreme weather in midlatitudes remains an open question. For two to three... more
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NASA flights detect millions of Arctic methane hotspots  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a new study, scientists with NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) used planes equipped with the Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer -- Next Generation (AVIRIS -- NG), a highly specialized instrument,... more
Strong future increases in Arctic precipitation variability linked to poleward moisture transport  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The Arctic region is projected to experience amplified warming as well as strongly increasing precipitation rates. Equally important to trends in the mean climate... more
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