Oceanography

Arctic Ice August 2010- Update #3

Arctic Ice August 2010- Update #3 The NSIDC has just issued an update report for August- August 17, 2010 North by Northwest The end of summer is approaching in the Arctic; temperatures are dropping and melt is ending in the high latitudes. Yet summer is n ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:12pm

Arctic Ice September 2010

Arctic Ice September 2010 As I write these words- September 01 2010- Arctic sea ice extent as reported by NSIDC and JAXA is not as low as I had expected it to be. image source: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/. The IARC-JAXA graph shows 2010 extent as 4 ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:11pm

Greenland, West Antarctic Ice Caps Melting At Half The Speed Previously Predicted

The Greenland and West Antarctic ice caps are melting at half the speed previously predicted, shows a team from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) and SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research in N ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2010 - 1:12pm

Arctic Ice September 2010- Update #1

Arctic Ice September 2010- Update #1 This is my first update to Arctic Ice September 2010. ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:12pm

Petermann Ice Island- Now There Are Two

Petermann Ice Island- Now There Are two Petermann Ice Island (2010) has now broken into two parts.   The smaller island is about 80 km2.  It is the thinner of the two and is likely to melt away first.  Based on the labels already in use in comments 1, I s ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Sep 11 2010 - 2:06am

Petermann's Progress

Petermann's Progress The huge ice island which calved from Petermann Glacier on August 4th was stuck in the mouth of Petermann Fjord for quite some time.  As I had suggested, it did not get into Nares Strait as a single ice island.  It broke into two ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Sep 20 2010 - 4:48pm

Check out NASA's Global Ice Viewer

We are a water planet but 10% of Earth is covered in ice- ice that is melting in ways that have to be a concern.    To get a handy view of what is happening in the big areas, Greenland, the Arctic and the Antarctic, NASA have put together a Global Ice View ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Sep 28 2010 - 6:09pm

Upside To Disappearing Glaciers- More Biodiversity

A group of researchers say receding glaciers due to global warming at the end of the last ice age, 20,000-100,000 years ago, resulted in the rampant biodiversity left behind in their wake. Certainly it is true there is much less biodiversity at the poles, ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 4 2010 - 12:11pm

Arctic Ice October 2010

Arctic Ice October 2010... the land being very high and full of mightie mountaines all covered with snowe, no viewe of wood, grasse or earth to be seene, and the shore two leages of into the sea so full of yce as that no shipping cold by any meanes come n ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 9 2010 - 5:46pm

Having a fat day? At least fat isn't in your name...

A Census of Marine Life expedition discovered a new character for the Mr. Men and Little Miss series- "Mr. Blobby," the fathead sculpin fish, lives in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans at depths of between about 330 feet (100 meters) and 9 ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Oct 25 2010 - 8:57am