arctic ice

09/21/2012 - 14:15

Ice covering the Arctic Ocean melted to the smallest areal extent ever recorded this year, falling to 1.3 million square miles at its lowest point on Sept. 16, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.  That's less than half of the normal area covered by ice at summer's end. 

09/14/2011 - 13:21

A new record low could soon be set for ice in the Arctic. The past five years have seen the lowest extent of sea ice since satellite measurements began in the 1970s.

08/11/2011 - 10:34

Although Arctic sea ice appears fated to melt away as the climate continues to warm, the ice may temporarily stabilize or somewhat expand at times over the next few decades, new research indicates.

12/06/2009 - 00:00

NASA to Spotlight Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice and Unprecedented Glacier Study at Copenhagen