Trapped: why 300 scientists are locking themselves in Arctic ice

The sea ice extent in the Arctic is nearing its annual minimum at the end of the melt season in September. Only circa 3.9 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean are covered by sea ice anymore, according to researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute and the University of Bremen. This is only the second time that the annual minimum has dropped below four million square kilometres since satellite measurements began in 1979.

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Germany will embed its Polarstern research ship in sea-ice for a year-long study of the climate.

Thu 19 Sep 19 from BBC News

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Fri 13 Sep 19 from Nature News

Low sea ice cover in the Arctic

The sea ice extent in the Arctic is nearing its annual minimum at the end of the melt season in September. Only circa 3.9 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean are covered by sea ice ...

Fri 13 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Fri 13 Sep 19 from Newscientist

Arctic expedition to investigate 'epicentre of climate change'

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13 hours ago from Reuters

The Arctic and climate change (1979 – 2019): What the ice record tells us

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Wed 18 Sep 19 from Mongabay.com

Low sea-ice cover in the Arctic

Second-lowest September minimum since observations began Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research The sea-ice extent in the Arctic is nearing its annual minimum ...

Sun 15 Sep 19 from Watts Up With That?

Arctic sea ice coverage drops below 1.5M square miles for second time since 1979

For just the second time since scientists started tracking Arctic sea ice coverage in 1979, the sea ice extent has dropped below 1.5 million square miles, or 4 million square kilometers.

Fri 13 Sep 19 from UPI

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