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When a Thaw is a Threat: How a Warmer Arctic Affects the Whole World

July 5, 2019

Global warming is causing the Arctic ice and permafrost to melt. This poses a major challenge to humanity…
Study Predicts More Long-Term Sea Level Rise from Greenland Ice

June 20, 2019

Greenland’s melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue…
Jakobshavn Glacier Grows for Third Straight Year

June 18, 2019

New NASA data shows that Jakobshavn Glacier – Greenland’s fastest-moving and fastest-thinning glacier for most of the 2000s…
First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

May 29, 2019

More than a trillion new measurements of Earth’s height – blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove…
NASA’s GRACE: What We’ve Learned from Water in Motion

May 14, 2019

When you hear news about ice loss from Greenland or Antarctica, an aquifer in California that is getting…
NASA Begins Final Year of Airborne Polar Ice Mission

April 5, 2019

This is the last year for Operation IceBridge, NASA’s most comprehensive airborne survey of ice change. Since the…
Wintertime Arctic Sea Ice Growth Slows Long-term Decline: NASA

December 7, 2018

New NASA research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the…
Climate Change: Simulation Versus Observation

November 15, 2018

As an indicator of the impacts of climate change, Arctic sea ice is hard to beat. Scientists have…
Massive Antarctic Iceberg Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight

November 11, 2018

NASA’s Operation IceBridge on Wednesday, November 7, flew over an iceberg that is three times the size of…
Models show natural swings in the Earth’s climate contribute to Arctic sea ice loss

November 6, 2018

Arctic sea ice loss in the last 37 year is not due to humans alone. New research by…
Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current

October 18, 2018

The Beaufort Gyre is an enormous, 600-mile-wide pool of swirling cold, fresh water in the Arctic Ocean, just…
With Thick Ice Gone, Arctic Sea Ice Changes More Slowly

October 12, 2018

The Arctic Ocean’s blanket of sea ice has changed since 1958 from predominantly older, thicker ice to mostly…
Arctic ice cap destabilizes at ‘unprecedented’ speed

October 2, 2018

Satellite images revealing an Arctic ice cap destabilizing at “unexpected and unprecedented” speed have scientists questioning the long-term…
NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth’s Changing Ice

September 16, 2018

NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking…
Unexpected Future Boost of Methane Possible from Arctic Permafrost

August 18, 2018

New NASA-funded research has discovered that Arctic permafrost’s expected gradual thawing and the associated release of greenhouse gases…
Study finds possible connection between U.S. tornado activity, Arctic sea ice

August 7, 2018

The effects of global climate change taking place in the Arctic may influence weather much closer to home…
OMG, the Water’s Warm! NASA Study Solves Glacier Puzzle

June 22, 2018

A new NASA study explains why the Tracy and Heilprin glaciers, which flow side by side into Inglefield…
GRACE-FO: Cracking a Cold Case

May 3, 2018

Mission To Study How Melting Polar Ice Affects Regional Sea Levels Reports of the rapidly melting West Antarctic…
Arctic Wintertime Sea Ice Extent Is Among Lowest On Record

March 24, 2018

Sea ice in the Arctic grew to its annual maximum extent last week, and joined 2015, 2016 and…
Arctic sea ice loss could dry out California

December 6, 2017

Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and…
Melting snow aids absorption of carbon dioxide

October 31, 2017

It appears that something good can come from something bad. Although rising global temperatures are causing seasonal snow…
Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed

October 11, 2017

We are all aware that Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning, but recently scientists have also discovered huge canyons…
How Openings in Antarctic Sea Ice Affect Worldwide Climate

September 13, 2017

In 1974, images acquired from NOAA satellites revealed a puzzling phenomenon: a 250,000 square kilometer opening in the…
NASA Flights Map Summer Melt of Greenland Land Ice

September 9, 2017

Operation IceBridge is flying in Greenland to measure how much ice has melted over the course of the…
NASA Scientists Seek to Improve Sea Ice Predictions

August 31, 2017

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is in a downward spiral, with summer minimum extents about 40 percent…
NASA, Norway to Develop Arctic Laser-Ranging Station

August 8, 2017

NASA and the Norwegian Mapping Authority are partnering to develop a state-of-the-art satellite laser ranging station 650 miles…
Sea ice decline could weaken ocean currents of the North Atlantic

August 2, 2017

Arctic ice loss could lead to harsher winters and stormier weather in Europe because of its impact on…
Warm Winter Events in Arctic Becoming More Frequent, Lasting Longer

July 12, 2017

Arctic winter warming events – winter days where temperatures peak above 14 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 10 degrees Celsius)…
New Light on the Future of a Key Antarctic Glacier

June 1, 2017

Study Shows Thwaites Glacier’s Ice Loss May Not Progress as Quickly as Thought The melt rate of West…
NASA Discovers a New Mode of Ice Loss in Greenland

May 26, 2017

A new NASA study finds that during Greenland’s hottest summers on record, 2010 and 2012, the ice in…
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