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Arctic Ocean alters driven by sub-Arctic seas

New research explores how lower-latitude oceans drive complex changes in the Arctic Ocean, pushing the region into a new reality distinct from the 20th-century norm. The University of Alaska Fairbanks and Finnish Meteorological Institute led the international effort, which included researchers from six countries. The first of several related papers was published this month in…

As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adjust

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Utqiagvik sits at the very tip of the United States, saddled against the Arctic Ocean. The Alaska Native Inupiat are set apart from other Indigenous peoples by their subsistence hunting of the bowhead whale. Even…

Arctic explorers discover abnormally thin ice as a result of climate modification

By Adam Vaughan The Polarstern icebreaker shipLianna Nixon/MOSAiC The biggest ever science expedition to the Arctic encountered extremely thin sea ice, which could threaten future efforts to study the region. A team on board the Polarstern icebreaker ship began drifting last September until their vessel became locked in an ice floe. In the area off the…

Russian Arctic sets ‘fantastical’ heat records: weather chief

Russia struggles with wildfires in its remote taiga every summer The Russian Arctic set record temperatures in June that sparked abnormal tundra fires, the head of Russia's weather service said Tuesday, blaming climate change for the "fantastical" anomalies. Russia's northern territories, including parts of Yakutia region which borders the Arctic ocean, have faced a heat…

5 ways the severe Arctic heat wave follows a troubling pattern

This Arctic heat wave has been unusually long-lived. The darkest reds on this map of the Arctic are areas that were more than 14 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the spring of 2020 compared to the recent 15-year average. Credit: Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100…

Enormous Arctic ozone layer hole now CLOSED however it’s absolutely nothing to do with Covid-19– UN

An gigantic hole that opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic in March has now closed up again but UN scientists were keen to point out that it has nothing to do with the Covid-19 pandemic. Ozone depletion hit a “record level” in March, with experts saying that the hole covered an area…

Largest Arctic Ozone Hole Ever Tape-recorded Has Closed

Researchers say the coronavirus pandemic, which has reduced air pollution levels around the world, likely had nothing to do with its closure. By Johanna SilverPublished on 4/30/2020 at 11:36 AMThe largest ozone hole to open up in the Arctic has now closed.Scientists at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) who were monitoring the unprecedented Arctic…

The biggest Arctic ozone hole ever recorded is now closed

Los Angeles air quality improves in lockdown Just as suddenly as it first formed, a record-breaking ozone hole has healed. The largest ozone hole to ever open up over the Arctic is now closed, after first opening up earlier this spring.  Scientists monitoring the "unprecedented" hole at the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) announced the…

The biggest Arctic ozone hole ever taped is now closed

Los Angeles air quality improves in lockdown Just as suddenly as it first formed, a record-breaking ozone hole has healed. The largest ozone hole to ever open up over the Arctic is now closed, after first opening up earlier this spring.  Scientists monitoring the "unprecedented" hole at the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) announced the…

Arctic will see ice-free summertimes by 2050 as world warms, research study states

Doyle Rice, USA TODAY Published 10:59 a.m. ET April 22, 2020 | Updated 12:11 p.m. ET April 22, 2020CLOSE If you think it's hot now, just wait. Heat waves are becoming more frequent globally. But how do we measure heat waves? We explain. USA TODAYThe Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in the summer within the next…

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