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2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

Compared with the median ice cover from 1981-2010, 2013's Arctic sea ice loss comes out to approximately 1.74 times the land area of Texas.

Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

Arctic warming and loss of sea ice may be helping to drive cold air southward, into the US and Europe, according to recent studies.

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Fall

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Fall

Submarine and satellite data since 1980 show steady shrinking.

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Winter

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Winter

Submarine and satellite data since 1980 show steady shrinking.

Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Fall

Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Fall

Fall view: Arctic sea ice has been getting thinner, even faster than its area has been shrinking.

All the Ice on Greenland

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 Thinning: Winter

Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Winter

Winter view: Arctic sea ice has been getting thinner, even faster than its area has been shrinking.

Greenland Annual Ice Loss 2004-07

Greenland Annual Ice Loss 2004-07

Greenland's estimated ice loss each year from 2004 through 2007.