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? 

Aerosols along the Himalaya
January 23, 2014

Yes, human activities exert a cooling influence on Earth in several ways. Overall, this cooling influence is smaller than the warming influence of the heat-trapping gases humans put into the air.

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.

February 17, 2017

The Arctic sea ice's typical winter expansion has been sluggish in 2016-17. Following a record-low January extent, this year's winter maximum may wind up being the smallest on record.

December 8, 2015

Increasing air and sea surface temperatures, decreasing sea ice extent and Greenland ice sheet mass, and changing behavior of fish and walrus are among key observations released today in the Arctic Report Card 2015.

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