Spherical map of the Arctic showing surface temperature anomalies in 2020
December 8, 2020

The 15th installment of NOAA's Arctic Report Card NOAA’s 15th Arctic Report Card catalogs the numerous ways that climate change continues to disrupt the polar region.

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.

Aerial photo of U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy surrounded by ice floes
December 10, 2019

NOAA’s 14th Arctic Report Card recounts the numerous ways that climate change continues to disrupt the polar region, including massive melt of the Greenland ice sheet and major shifts in the distribution of commercially valuable marine species.

Aerial photo of sea ice in Antarctica's Amundsen Sea
March 26, 2021

The most recent maximum (September 2020) was above the long-term average, and the most recent minimum (February 2021) was below the long-term average, but neither set a record. Antarctic sea ice has greater year-to-year variability than the Arctic, and little evidence of long-term change.

December 11, 2018

From declining reindeer populations to a younger, thinner ice pack, here are four image-based stories from the 2018 Arctic Report Card. 

December 12, 2017

NOAA scientists have released the 2017 Arctic Report Card: the complete guide to climate conditions in the planet's Far North. 

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