The Arctic Ocean was once a gigantic freshwater lake. Only after the land bridge between Greenland and Scotland had submerged far enough did vast quantities of salt water pour in from the Atlantic. With the help of a climate model, researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute have demonstrated how this process took place, allowing us for the first time to understand more accurately how Atlantic circulation, as we know it today came about. The results of the study have now been published in…
Way Cleared for Shell to Start Drilling in Arctic Ocean
The Obama administration’s authorization was widely expected, but numerous safety restrictions imposed could slow the pace at which rigs strike oil.
Why Arctic Sea Ice is a Climate Change Indicator
Video summaries and interactive charts showing what Arctic sea ice is and why it’s important.
Why Does the Melting of Arctic Sea Ice Matter?
Due to the clear link to their diminishing habitat, polar bears have become the poster children for the direct impact of this lost Arctic sea ice. But how does this missing ice affect the rest of us? How are our futures connected to the future of the polar bear?
Van Gogh landscape to be shown for first time in 100 years
Experts expect Le Moulin d’Alphonse to fetch around $10m after research tying it directly to the artist via the records of his sister-in-law Johanna
100 Years of Beauty in Taiwan Shown Decade by Decade In a Chronological Time Lapse
//gifs.com/embed/Mj2655 In the 30th episode of their “100 Years of Beauty” series, WatchCut Video provides a chronologically visual history of the past 100 years of beauty in Taiwan as …
What 100-year-old ships' logbooks tell us about the future of Arctic sea ice
By combining the logbook data with modern computer simulations, researchers have extended estimates of Arctic sea ice volume all the way back to 1901.
95 percent of the Arctic Ocean’s old sea ice is gone. What now?
Unlike the ice cubes in your fridge, the Arctic Ocean is not just going freeze up again next winter. Now what?
The euphotic zone under Arctic Ocean sea ice: Vertical extents and seasonal trends
Eight Ice‐Tethered Profilers were deployed in the Arctic Ocean between 2011 and 2013 to measure vertical distributions of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) and other bio‐optical properties in ice‐covered...
Some Advice On Driving To The Arctic Ocean
“Yeah, there’s a non-zero chance of polar bears,” is always a good thing to hear when planning a road trip.
October 10: Shifting Time in the Arctic Ocean
OCTOBER 10Temp: 29 FWeather: Cloudy, 17 knot windsWorking in Barrow CanyonThe days are running together now. Learning that it snowed in the interior of Alaska made me realize just how far land and
How warmer waters threaten Arctic Ocean life
The Barents Sea is shifting from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate, and is now said to be at tipping point as its waters heat up.
What is the Arctic Sea Ice Minimum?
Why are glaciers and sea ice melting?
Since the early 1900s, many glaciers around the world have been rapidly melting.
What are the impacts of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean?
The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research have joined forces to launch an investigation into the impact that thawing frozen carbon has on the Arctic Ocean.
What Crossing the Arctic Ocean Taught This VC about Entrepreneurship
Four lessons from an incredible adventure to remember
What Melting Sea Ice Means for Life in the Arctic
Light is flooding into the Arctic. There will be winners and losers. Vox's Eli Kintisch joined a scientific expedition to investigate.
At The Top Of The World, Scientists Get To The Bottom Of Arctic Ocean Mixing
As global warming continues to melt sea ice, the phenomenon of arctic ocean mixing can be a more important contributor to ice melt than the sun, researchers find.
How Arctic Cyclones Change the Sea Ice
Whirlwinds disrupt the sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Scientists are now beginning to understand how.
What happens when the Bering Sea’s ice disappears?
Record-low sea ice in 2018 sent ripples through the Bering Sea’s entire ecosystem. Will this be the region’s new normal?