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Arctic sea ice maximum may reach record low in satellite era

ANCHORAGE - Arctic sea ice coverage could reach record low levels this year, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.Using satellite measurements...
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

...Last year, 70 vessels used the Northern Sea Route.Predictions of increased ship traffic in the wake of diminished Arctic sea ice Arctic waters may have been premature, said Malte Humpert, executive director of the Arctic Institute, a Washington...
NASA project to check out summer sea ice

...high-altitude, converted U2 spy plane to test technology over Arctic sea ice for future applications.The long-winged ER-2...The flights are being conducted at 65,000 feet over Arctic sea ice and Alaska glaciers and collecting measurements...
Arctic sea ice levels at record low

...Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation. Scientists began monitoring the extent of Arctic sea ice in the 1970s when satellite images became available. The polar regions have long been of concern to climate specialists...
Arctic sea ice misses record for the fewest miles covered

ANCHORAGE - Arctic sea ice this winter just missed setting the record for fewest square miles...the late 1970s and the early 1980s, a typical March measurement or Arctic sea ice would show it covering 6.4 million square miles, Meier said...
Coast Guard plans Arctic sea lane monitoring base

...State Department officials. This summer, researchers aboard the cutter Healy completed a third round of surveys of the Arctic sea floor north of Alaska. At least one more polar expedition will be necessary, said the project's lead scientist...
Arctic sea ice melt comes close, but misses record

WASHINGTON - Crucial Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level on record, continuing...square miles, the lowest since record-keeping began in 1979. Arctic sea ice, which floats on the ocean, expands in winter and retreats...
Climatologist says Arctic sea ice likely to continue shrinking

ANCHORAGE - Arctic sea ice next summer may shrink below the record low last year, according...was not expected to continue so strongly. Scientists are watching Arctic sea ice closely, trying to sort out the effects of global warming and...
UAF researcher receives $4.2M to research Arctic change

...four main goals. It will try to improve understanding, advance prediction and explore the consequences of changing Arctic sea ice. It will aim to document and understand how degradation of near-surface permafrost will affect Arctic and global...
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...the Arctic being increasingly linked to global markets by the development of offshore natural resources; as changes in Arctic sea ice thickness, extent and character enable ever-longer seasons of trans-Arctic tanker and bulk-carrier shipping...


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