http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ - 15 hours ago
The Arctic melt season has ended and sea ice extent is now increasing after
reaching the fourth lowest minimum on record, on September 11. Sea ice extent
Polar ice consists of sea ice, ice sheets, and glaciers. ... water to the oceans
through either the melting of or the "calving" off of icebergs from the world's land
Mar 30, 2015 ... Every year around the end of February, after a long winter, Arctic ice reaches its
maximum extent. This year that happened around Feb.
May 19, 2015 ... Updated NASA satellite data show the polar ice caps remained at ... 2012, the
media presented a daily barrage of melting ice cap stories.
May 27, 2015 ... We've had two weeks of worrying news about the melting of Antarctica. The
Larsen C and especially the remaining Larsen B ice shelves ...
ALASKA HEATS UP The effects of global warming on the north are not limited to
Essentially Arctic sea ice is more important for the earth's energy balance
because when it increasingly melts, more sunlight is absorbed by the oceans
May 9, 2015 ... There was less ice in the Arctic this winter than in any other winter during the
satellite era, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
Satellite data show that since the late 1970s, September Arctic sea ice extent has
decreased by about 12% per decade.
If global warming causes the polar ice caps to melt, how much will the oceans