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Sea Ice


Sea ice through the years

Watch how the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice extent has declined since 1979. By Kate Madin :: Originally published online January…

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Ice Capades

(Video by Tim Silva, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) By Lonny Lippsett, Tim Silva :: Originally published online October 25, 2007

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Arctic Ice

Data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows that, over the past three decades, the extent of Arctic…

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Unique Vehicles for a Unique Environment

Unique Vehicles for a Unique Environment

For climatologists and physical oceanographers, it is often said that the Arctic is a canary in the environmental coal mine. In the isolated Arctic Ocean Basin, a variety of oceanographic and other processes have conspired to create a layer of cold, salty water called a halocline, which shields the sea ice from underlying warmer waters that would otherwise melt it.

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