Antarctic

Satellites observe record-breaking marine heatwave hit North Atlantic

Concerns about a marine life die-off later this year have been raised by ocean temperatures between the U.K. and Ireland that are almost 9 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius) higher than long-term norms for this time of year. According to satellite measurements, the unexpected marine heatwave was particularly severe near the normally cold northeastern coasts …

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Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting rapidly and driving sea level rise, new satellite data finds

According to recent research, the Earth’s ice sheets have lost enough ice over the past 30 years to form an ice cube 12 miles high. According to a research released on Thursday by a group of international experts, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which house almost all of the world’s freshwater ice, are disappearing …

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Antarctic sea ice hit record lows again. Scientists wonder if it’s ‘the beginning of the end’

Antarctic sea ice has reached record low levels for the second time in two years, with some scientists alarmed that dramatic drops are a signal the climate crisis may now be more clearly influencing this vast, complex and isolated region. The sea ice that fringes Antarctica dropped to just 737,000 square miles (1.91 million square kilometers) on February 13, according to …

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Antarctic Researchers Report an Extraordinary Marine Heatwave That Could Threaten Antarctica’s Ice Shelves

The inexorable rise of ocean heat is now evident off the coast of West Antarctica, potentially disrupting critical parts of the global climate system and accelerating sea level rise. Research scientists on ships along Antarctica’s west coast said their recent voyages have been marked by an eerily warm ocean and record-low sea ice coverage—extreme climate …

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