News Arctic & Greenland

Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded

Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded

  • Published: Sep 20th, 2017

Shrinking Arctic sea ice is increasingly linked to extreme weather events around the world.

There’s a Wildfire Burning in West Greenland Right Now

There’s a Wildfire Burning in West Greenland Right Now

  • Published: Aug 7th, 2017

It's a land known more for ice than fire, but a wildfire has flared up on Greenland's western edge.

Despite Summer Snow, Greenland Is Still Melting

Despite Summer Snow, Greenland Is Still Melting

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2017

Snowy conditions have stymied summer melt on Greenland this year, but the vast ice sheet is still losing ice.

Here’s How Much Arctic Sea Ice Has Melted Since the ‘80s

Here’s How Much Arctic Sea Ice Has Melted Since the ‘80s

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2017

With weeks left in the melt season, Arctic sea ice area is already below the annual low of the 1980s.

Arctic Heat Is Becoming More Common and Persistent

Arctic Heat Is Becoming More Common and Persistent

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2017

Rising background temperatures are conspiring to make Arctic winter warm waves more common and persistent.

The Arctic Has Been Crazy Warm All Year. This Is What It Means for Sea Ice

The Arctic Has Been Crazy Warm All Year. This Is What It Means for Sea Ice

  • Published: Jul 6th, 2017

Arctic melt season has begun in earnest with sea ice at its lowest June volume on record.

Sunnier Skies Driving Greenland Surface Melt

Sunnier Skies Driving Greenland Surface Melt

  • Published: Jun 28th, 2017

An uptick in clear, sunny summer skies is driving a jump in surface melt across the Greenland ice sheet.

We Couldn’t Monitor Larsen C Without These Satellites

We Couldn’t Monitor Larsen C Without These Satellites

  • Published: Jun 23rd, 2017

The Sentinel-1 satellites are crucial to watching not just the Larsen C rift but changes at both poles.