Do you recall the big Arctic melting records of 2005 and 2007? Probably you do. Scientists had noticed the Arctic ice was on a declining trend and predicted this would continue under expected climate change. But no one expected the … Continue reading
The Arctic sea ice maximum of the winter of 2010-2011 is the lowest ever recorded.
Conventional reading suggests glaciers and ice sheets are formed top-down, by the cumulative compaction of snowflakes. New research published in Science today shows there is a bottom-up component too – at least for the East Antarctic ice sheet.
Short news, but relevant to a possible temperature record for 2010 and to spicing up the current UN climate negotiations in Cancún:
We were expecting news along similar lines from NASA later this month, but today, during the UN climate conference in Cancún, the World Meteorological Organisation [see special COP16 WMO page] decided to recognize the social relevance of timely sharing climatic … Continue reading
The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is late to reach its yearly minimum. Daily satellite measurements show that after a small recovery with some net expanding, melting continued through the second half of September. Usually around this time of … Continue reading