Oceanography

Arctic Ice November 2010

Arctic Ice November 2010 Return to previous Arctic conditions is unlikely Record temperatures across Canadian Arctic and Greenland, a reduced summer sea ice cover, record snow cover decreases and links to some Northern Hemisphere weather support this conc ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 29 2010 - 9:19pm

Big Arctic Ice Thaw coming this summer

The Arctic Ice is preparing itself for a large reduction in sea ice area this summer. The summer of 2007 surprised climatologists when a summer low in ice area was set at about 3 million sqkm. To put that in perspective, in the early 1980's, the Arcti ...

Blog Post - Craig Dillon - Jun 24 2011 - 9:19pm

Ross Ice Shelf- Some Observations

Ross Ice Shelf- Some Observations The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in the world with an area of roughly 182,000 square miles- 472,000 square kilometers.  The shelf  was named after Captain James Clark Ross who discovered it  January 28th, 1841. ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Feb 28 2011 - 9:01pm

Greenland, Antarctic Ice Sheets Losing Mass At An Accelerating Pace

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating pace, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters. The authors suggest these ice sheets are overtaking ice loss from Earth's mountain glaciers and ice caps to becom ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2011 - 7:14pm

An Arctic Decade 2001- 2011

An Arctic Decade 2001- 2011 For thousands of years the Arctic has been covered in perennial ice with seasonal changes at the margins and some natural variation, seen as losses and recoveries of extent. For hundreds of years observers have noted that seaso ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 2 2011 - 4:40pm

Nares Ice Bridge Breakup

Nares Ice Bridge Breakup The ice bridge in Nares Strait at the Kane Basin outlet to Baffin Bay has begun to break up. There was a plug of consolidated ice solidly wedged across the channel.  Consolidated ice is very strong in compression, but weak in tens ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 2 2011 - 4:41pm

Carnival of the Blue!

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Blog Post - Danna Staaf - May 24 2011 - 7:20pm

Sea Levels Are Rising- And Temperature Is To Blame

A new study shows that the rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years- and a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2011 - 3:01pm

Arctic Ice July 2011

Arctic Ice July 2011 For much of the written history of the Arctic, exceptional extents of open water were reported in terms of what the explorer, fisherman, whaler or sealer had previously experienced.  That would make such events likely every 20 to 30 y ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Jul 13 2011 - 4:02pm

Jakobshavn Isbrae- Greenland Glacier Has Always Changed With The Climate

New research on Jakobshavn Isbrae, a tongue of ice extending out to sea from Greenland's west coast, shows that large, marine-calving glaciers don't just shrink rapidly in response to global warming, they also grow at a remarkable pace during per ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 16 2011 - 10:48pm