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5 December 2019
Can Arctic ‘ice management’ combat climate change?
Both sea ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter. Researchers have now, for the first time, tested the concept using a complex climate model.
24 April 2019
Uncovering polynya: new research unravels 43-year-old Antarctic mystery
Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi have discovered how the Maud-Rise Polynya that was initially spotted in Antarctica in 1974, reappeared in September 2017 at the same location.
7 March 2019
Arctic change has widespread impacts
As the Arctic warms faster than the rest of the globe, permafrost, land ice and sea ice are disappearing at unprecedented rates. And these changes not only affect the infrastructure, economies and cultures of the Arctic, they have significant impacts elsewhere as well.
20 September 2017
Tracking driftwood gives researchers insight into past Arctic Ocean changes
Wood from trees that fell into Arctic-draining rivers thousands of years ago is giving scientists a detailed look at how Arctic Ocean circulation has changed over the past 12,000 years. In a new study, researchers used nearly 1,000 pieces of driftwood collected from Arctic shorelines since the 1950s to track Arctic sea ice extent and ocean circulation since the start of the Holocene.
31 May 2016
Arctic sea ice loss likely not a factor in recent Northern Hemisphere cold winters, study finds
Arctic sea ice loss is a major factor behind the warming Arctic, but melting sea ice is probably not behind recent cold winters in parts of Europe, Asia, and the United States, according to new research. Recent accelerated warming of the Arctic has coincided with several unusually cold winters in the Northern Hemisphere’s mid-latitude continents. This winter temperature pattern has been referred to as “Warm Arctic, Cold Continents,” and some scientists have proposed that Arctic change is the driver.