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Arctic Changes

These videos, graphics and animations digest information from countless satellite and submarine measurements, developing a picture of change in the Arctic as it has warmed. See the miles-high view — and what’s happening from underneath, too.

  • Envisioning Ice Loss

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    Envisioning Ice Loss
    Greenland lost an average of 577 billion tons of ice per year from 2004-2007. But just how much is that?
  • Alaska’s Ice Drain 2004-07

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    Alaska’s Ice Drain 2004-07
    Alaska has been shedding large amounts of ice into the sea - on average, enough to fill a daily freight train around the world.
  • Greenland and San Francisco Bay

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    Greenland and San Francisco Bay
    Greenland has been shedding billions of tons of ice in 2007, the melted equivalent of draining San Francisco Bay every 10 days.
  • All the Ice on Greenland

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    All the Ice on Greenland
    Greenland holds enough ice to raise global sea level 23 feet or to fill the Lower 48 states 2,940 feet high, like a bathtub.
  • Arctic Sea Ice: Heat Shield

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    Arctic Sea Ice: Heat Shield
    Arctic sea ice acts like a heat shield, reflecting most of the sun’s energy. As the ice has melted back, it reflects less, and the planet is absorbing more heat.
  • Arctic Sea Ice: Heat Shield

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    Arctic Sea Ice: Heat Shield
    Arctic sea ice acts like a heat shield, reflecting most of the sun's energy. As the ice has melted back, it reflects less, and the planet is absorbing more heat.