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  1. New version of the Fluctuations of Glaciers database

    The World Glacier Monitoring Service has updated its FoG database with more than 30,000 new or corrected data records. This latest update includes: + 150 new glacier-wide balances and several thousands (!) of corrected and enriched data records thanks to the efforts of the colleagues in...

  2. Now Available Online: Witness the Arctic - Spring 2017

    The Spring 2017 issue of Witness the Arctic is now published online. This issue includes summaries on: SEARCH program activities; the Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook; the Sea Ice Prediction Network; a study of water security in rural Alaska; Anchorage Arctic Research Day; the IARPC 5-year Research...

  3. Unfussy bottom feeders show resilience to climate change

    A study by scientists at the University of Aberdeen has found that invertebrate life in the deep Arctic Ocean is more resilient to the effects of climate change than previously thought. The shrinking sea ice cover in the Arctic has led to fears that the associated loss of ice algae - tiny...

  4. How Is Worldwide Sea Level Rise Driven by Melting Arctic Ice?

    Climate change is warming the Arctic more than twice as fast as anywhere else on the planet. One of the most serious consequences is sea level rise, which threatens nations from Bangladesh to the U.S. But exactly how does melting Arctic ice contribute to sea level rise? Scientific American...

  5. The G&T effect: Antarctica is melting differently than the Arctic

    When New Zealand scientists return to Antarctica next spring and summer, they will start a multi-year programme to drill through the 350-metre deep Ross ice shelf and into the cold sea water below the ice. This has never been done quite like this and the scientists had to invent a new drilling...

  6. NASA's Arctic ecosystem science flights begin

    A NASA-led effort to advance our ability to monitor changing Arctic and boreal ecosystems has started its second season, with the first aircraft taking flight over Alaska and northwest Canada this month. Scientists with the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment, or ABoVE, will fly suites of...

  7. Sea Ice Outlook - Overview of Plan for the 2017 Season

    This is a summary of plans for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO); the call for submissions for the June report will be circulated at the end of this week. 2017 SIO will include calls for contributions to the regular June, July, and August monthly reports that synthesize predictions for the...

  8. IASSA Northern Notes Issue 47 Spring / Summer 2017

    The newest issue of the IASSA newsletter Northern Notes is out. The spring/summer issue includes information on ICASS IX, candidates for IASSA Council 2017-2020, and bids for IASSA Presidency 2017-2020. This issue features e.g. Information about Umeå and ICASS IX - People and Place...

  9. New model helps predict regional and seasonal sea ice extent

    Scientists have developed a new method to forecast the extent of sea ice in some regions of the Arctic up to 11 months in advance. The method, which incorporates information about ocean temperatures and focuses on regions rather than the entire Arctic Sea, could help in the planning of...

  10. New version of the OSISAF Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Record

    The EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) team is pleased to announce the release of OSI-450, a new full reprocessing of its Sea Ice Concentration (SIC) Climate Data Record (CDR). The release provides a SIC CDR over the polar regions, derived from passive microwave...