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Fresh snow on dried plants

Record-breaking Arctic warmth 'extremely unlikely' without climate change

Exceptionally high temperatures across the Arctic this winter are unprecedented in the modern record, and extremely unlikely to occur were it not for... Read More

Arctic | Dec 21. 2016.
Arctic landscape in the sunlight with packed ice in the sea.

Record low volume highlights exceptional year for Arctic sea ice

With the latest sea ice data for November just in, 2016 continues to be a dramatic year in the Arctic. Following an unusually warm start to the year... Read More

Sea ice | Dec 7. 2016.
Credit: Manuel Gutjahr

Arctic summer sea ice to disappear with 2C warming, study says

A new study, published in Science, pinpoints the direct relationship between carbon emissions and the amount of Arctic sea ice melt they cause as the... Read More

Sea ice | Nov 3. 2016.
Glaciers in the Arctic Ocean in Ilulissat, Greenland

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2016 joint-second lowest on record

The Arctic has hit its summer sea ice minimum for the year, say scientists at the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC), with total ice cover... Read More

Sea ice | Sep 16. 2016.
Dog sledding in Uummannaq, during Ban Ki-moon's visit to Greenland to see the impacts of climate change

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2016

Dr Ruth Mottram, Dr Peter Langen and Dr Martin Stendel are climate scientists at the Polar Portal, part of the Danish Meteorological Institute in... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 7. 2016.
Russian icebreaker at the North Pole

Guest post: What will sea ice loss mean for Arctic shipping?

A guest article by Dr Nathanael Melia, a post-doctoral research assistant in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. ... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 6. 2016.
Icebergs in the Arctic

Guest post: How predictable is the first ice-free Arctic summer?

A guest post by Dr Alexandra Jahn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Fellow at the Institute of Arctic and... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 25. 2016.
The Bear getting free from the ice pack.

Guest post: Piecing together the Arctic’s sea ice history back to 1850

A guest article by Florence Fetterer, principal investigator at the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in the US. ... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 11. 2016.
Lijiang Sunrise in Guilin China.

Scientists confirm multiple climate records broken in 2015

Last year saw records in the Earth’s climate system continue to tumble, says the latest State of the Climate report from the US National Oceanic and... Read More

Temperature | Aug 2. 2016.
The RRS James Clark Ross, a marine research vessel, in South Georgia.

Guest post: An Antarctic voyage in search of blue carbon

A guest article from Dr David Barnes, a marine benthic ecologist at the British Antarctic Survey, and colleagues Chester Sands, Narissa Bax, Rachel... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 1. 2016.
On July 12, 2011, crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy retrieved a canister dropped by parachute from a C-130, which brought supplies for some mid-mission fixes.
The ICESCAPE mission, or "Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment," is NASA's two-year shipborne investigation to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems. The bulk of the research takes place in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in summer 2010 and 2011.
Credit: NASA/Kathryn Hansen
For updates on the five-week ICESCAPE voyage, visit the mission blog at: go.usa.gov/WwU

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

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Arctic could warm by 17C if all known fossil fuels are burned, study finds

Burning all the fossil fuels we know to exist on Earth could push global temperature an average of 8C above preindustrial levels, according to new... Read More

Global temperature | May 23. 2016.
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