Earth-observing satellite to launch from Calif. (Update)
A new Earth-observing satellite is set to provide another watchful eye over our planet's glaciers, forests, water resources and urban sprawl.
Cormorants cannot capture the benefits of global warming
(Phys.org)—Even though cormorants seem ideally placed to benefit from global warming, by expanding their breeding range into the far north, the darkness of the polar night is likely to keep them firmly in their place, according ...
Aarhus University builds research station in North Greenland
Climate change is one of the major challenges facing the international community in the coming century. The warmer climate has already had a significant impact on the distribution of the sea ice, and has ...
Deep ice cores show past Greenland warm period may be 'road map' for continued warming of planet
A new study by an international team of scientists analyzing ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet going back in time more than 100,000 years indicates the last interglacial period may be a good analog for ...
New study uses CMIP5 historical simulations to find out more about Arctic sea ice decline and ice export
The Arctic sea ice is shrinking, both in extent and thickness. In addition to the manmade contribution to the sea ice loss, there are also natural factors contributing to this loss. In a new study from the ...
Mussel power: Ocean shells can help predict rise in sea levels
Ocean mussels could be key to helping scientists predict more accurately the rise in sea levels caused by the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Greenland ice sheet carries evidence of increased atmospheric acidity
(Phys.org)—Research has shown a decrease in levels of the isotope nitrogen-15 in core samples from Greenland ice starting around the time of the Industrial Revolution. The decrease has been attributed to ...
Arctic becoming warmer, greener region with record losses of summer sea ice and late spring snow
The Arctic region continued to break records in 2012—among them the loss of summer sea ice, spring snow cover, and melting of the Greenland ice sheet. This was true even though air temperatures in the Arctic ...
Fire and ice: Wildfires darkening Greenland snowpack, increasing melting
Satellite observations have revealed the first direct evidence of smoke from Arctic wildfires drifting over the Greenland ice sheet, tarnishing the ice with soot and making it more likely to melt under the sun.
International study provides more solid measure of melting in polar ice sheets
Climatologists have reconciled their measurements of ice loss in Antarctica and Greenland over the past two decades. A second article looks at how to monitor and understand accelerating losses from the planet's ...
Climate change evident across Europe, report says
Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs, according ...
Princeton geoscientists report Greenland ice sheet melting rate is increasing
Warming temperatures will change Greenland's face
(Phys.org)—Global climate models abound. What is harder to pin down, however, is how a warmer global temperature might affect any specific region on Earth.
Enhanced melting of Northern Greenland in a warm climate
In a new study from the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, scientists show how the northern part of the Greenland ice sheet might be very vulnerable to a warming climate.