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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.
After several days at sea, getting acquainted with icebergs and the brisk Antarctic air, we left the safety of our expedition vessel for our second zodiac excursion of the trip.

Guest post: Misleading media coverage of Antarctic sea ice paper

Dr Jonathan Day is a polar climate scientist at the University of Reading. His work focuses on understanding and predicting changes in sea ice in the... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 29. 2016.
Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition party at the South Party, 17 January 1912

Captain Scott’s expedition logs reveal Antarctic sea ice history

On the 14 December 1911, explorer Roald Amundsen and his team planted the Norwegian flag on the snow-covered South Pole. They had beaten the British... Read More

Sea ice | Nov 24. 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.
Inside Battersea power station

Scientists clarify starting point for human-caused climate change

Greenhouse gases began warming the world's oceans in the early 1800s, decades earlier than previously thought, according to a new study. ... Read More

Global temperature | Aug 24. 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.
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.
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