April 8, 2020

In 2015, NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) invited grant proposals from sea ice and climate scientists looking to better understand and predict Arctic sea ice behavior, on timescales ranging from days to decades. This is our second story on some of the resulting research.

smoke billows from a burning oil slick contained with sea ice ice by a boom
January 29, 2020

A new crop of studies funded by NOAA's Climate Program Office explores a range of questions about sea ice forecasting, including one of the most basic: how far ahead is it even possible to predict it? 

Western Greenland on August 1, 2019
August 14, 2019

The July 2019 heatwave exited Europe aimed in an unusual direction. It headed northwest and began melting the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Aerial photo of sea ice in Antarctica's Amundsen Sea
April 28, 2020

The most recent minimum (February 2020) and maximum (September 2019) sea ice extents in the Antarctic were below average, but not record lows. Antarctic sea ice has greater year-to-year variability than the Arctic, and little evidence of long-term change.

Glacier draining into Bellinghausen Sea
March 12, 2019

Antarctica has not responded as quickly to climate change as the Arctic, but Earth’s southernmost continent is still losing ice. Ice shelf disintegration and glacier acceleration in Antarctica could raise global sea level significantly, and the effects would be keenly felt along U.S. coastlines.

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