Algal blooms increase snowmelt in the Pacific Northwest by 20 percent

Algae that commonly grow on snow in the Pacific Northwest have been ignored in melt models, but their presence significantly increases snowmelt compared with...

Scientists find massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost

Alessio Gusmeroli and Tim Schaefer drill a permafrost core on the North Slope of Alaska near Deadhorse. Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC. High-resolution imageResearchers have...

Arctic sea ice has reached minimum extent for 2022

Arctic sea ice has likely reached its minimum extent for the year at 4.67 million square kilometers (1.80 million square miles) on September 18,...

Nenana Ice Classic: Breaking up is hard to do predictably

By Michon ScottNenana is a small Alaskan town that lies along the Tanana River, roughly 75 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Fairbanks. Ice forms...

Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year

Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight yearThe National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the Cooperative Institute for...

The Arctic sets yet another record low maximum extent

This photograph from a March 27, 2015 NASA IceBridge flight shows a mixture of deformed, snow-covered, first-year sea ice floes, interspersed by open-water leads,...

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