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  1. Lightning-Caused Fires Rise in Arctic as the Region Warms

    Climate change is driving up the number of forest fires ignited by lightning, and it's pushing them farther north, to the edges of the Arctic tundra, researchers say. Lightning-caused fires have risen 2 to 5 percent a year for the last four decades, according to a paper published...

  2. How much carbon can polar seafloor ecosystems store?

    One of the best-known impacts of climate change is the loss of sea ice in the Arctic, but also in parts of the Antarctic: the poles are increasingly turning from white to blue. However, in the shallow seas near continental landmasses, the colour green also enters the picture: with the ocean...

  3. Resource Available: Arctic Research Mapping Application

    Creators announce the release of an updated version for the Arctic Research Mapping Application (ARMAP). ARMAP encompasses scientific research projects across the Arctic, funded or coordinated by multiple agencies and organizations. The majority of projects shown in the ARMAP Viewer are funded...

  4. New Data Available: ArcticDEM Data Release

    The ArcticDEM team announces a release of new data. This release includes data for the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, the Faroe Islands, and northern and western regions of Greenland. Data for other regions in the Arctic will continue to be released on a quarterly...

  5. Three automatic weather stations to be installed in the Arctic

    Three manned weather stations in remote Arctic locations will be replaced by new, automatic stations, TASS news agency reported. The stations will be installed on Morzhovets Island in the White Sea, on Kanin Peninsula and on Sengeysky Island in the Barents Sea. "Second-grade...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...