Ice Sheet

Extremely hot summers
in Europe are now
more likely here
El Ninos fuel more intense
tropical cyclones in
eastern Pacific here
Arctic sea ice extent
near average in
November says NSIDC here
Rate of melt of Antarctic
ice sheet has tripled
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NOAA: 2014 Could Still Be Hottest Year


2014 could still become the warmest year on record, according to NOAA, despite the fact that the temperature anomaly in November did not rank as highly as previous months.[more]

NOAA: ‘Tipping Points’ For Sea Level Rise Related Floods


Most of US coast may see 30 or more days a year of floods up to 2 feet above high tides [more]

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD


New software yields highest-resolution large-scale maps of polar ice[more]

Deforestation Climate Risk Bigger Than Carbon


Peer-reviewed report says that clearing tropical rainforests distorts Earth’s wind and water systems and has impacts far beyond the implications for carbon dioxide. Farmers and food supply potentially at risk as global warming...[more]

Increase In Arctic Solar Absorption Measured


NASA satellites measure increase in sun’s energy absorbed in the Arctic[more]

EU Reports Global CO2 Emissions Record


Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record, but growth is slowing down, according to a new report [more]

North Atlantic Changed 1,000 Years Before Ice Age Ended


Fossil coral analysis indicates that the North Atlantic signalled an Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened, reveals new research [more]

NASA Data Underscore Severity Of California Drought


Space and airborne measurements of the impact of the drought in California were presented by NASA scientists to the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco[more]

Sea Level Rise Affected By Glacier Bed Slipperiness


Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds says research for implications of impact of ice sheet loss on sea level rise[more]

Scientists Invent Sponges That Capture Carbon


Carbon-trapping ‘sponges’ can cut greenhouse gases, say researchers from Cornell University[more]

Study Analyses Thunder Cloud Gamma Flashes


NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope with data from ground-based radar and lightning detectors has enabled scientists analyse the types of thunderstorms involved in terrestrial gamma ray flashes[more]

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