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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Winter Weather Walking: How to Safely Get Around in Snow, Ice

Jan. 19, 2016 — Winter precipitation can bring an increased risk for slips and falls on the ice and snow. An expert recommends some simple steps to minimize fall ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Winter is changing, becoming less like the cold seasons we may remember. The 'new winter' has consequences far beyond December-to-March. It affects spring and summer, too, including ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — New research indicates an ongoing loss of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley in the high mountains west of Boulder is likely to progress as the climate continues to ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Clouds play a bigger role in the melting of the Greenland ice sheet than was previously assumed. Compared to clear skies, clouds enhance the meltwater runoff by a third, an international team of ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — A few months ago, researchers reported the surprising discovery that marine creatures living in one Arctic fjord keep busy through the permanently dark and frigid winter months. Now, a report extends ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — A new study of how the structure of the ocean has changed since the end of the last ice age suggest that the melting of a vast 'lid' of sea ice caused the release of huge amounts of carbon ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — The Greenland ice sheet has traditionally been pictured as a sponge for glacier meltwater, but new research has found it's rapidly losing the ability to buffer its contribution to rising sea ... read more

Dec. 25, 2015 — In ice core studies, accurate and precise dating is important to better constrain the timing, sequence, and duration of past climatic events. Two deep ice cores were drilled at different remote dome ... read more

Melting Sea Ice Increases Arctic Precipitation, Complicates Climate Predictions

Dec. 21, 2015 — The melting of sea ice will significantly increase Arctic precipitation, creating a climate feedback comparable to doubling global carbon dioxide, a new study ... read more

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Dec. 16, 2015 — For the first time, climate an international team of researchers has published their direct observations of the reduction and melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the latest 110 years. The ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — Researchers used an innovative technique to date one of Antarctica's ancient lake deposits. They found that the deposits have remained frozen for at least the last 14 million years, suggesting ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — A new report shows that air temperature in 2015 across the Arctic was well above average with temperature anomalies over land more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit above average, the highest since records ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — Scientists were able to deploy ruggidized seismometers that could withstand intense cold in Antarctica only recently. A line of seismometers strung across the West Antarctic Rift Valley and the Marie ... read more

Asia Is Warming the Arctic

Dec. 1, 2015 — New research has calculated Arctic warming from various sources of black carbon emissions. Emissions from Asia and gas flaring in Russia have the greatest impact on Arctic ... read more

Very Large Volcanic Eruptions Could Lead to Ice Sheet Instability

Nov. 30, 2015 — Massive volcanic eruptions could cause localized warming that might destabilize some of the world's biggest ice sheets, according to new ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — By studying rocks at different elevations beside the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, scientists have concluded that a period of rapid glacier thinning occurred in the recent geological past, and persisted ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, recently finalized two overlapping campaigns at both of Earth's poles. Down south, the mission observed a big drop in the height ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fueled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research. Scientists say that a ... read more

Wind Tunnel Reveals Mysteries of Drifting Snow

Nov. 22, 2015 — Drifting snow is a complicated and poorly understood process that is important to fathom because it accounts for a major fraction of wind-blown snow redistribution within polar and mountainous ... read more

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