NASA's Operation IceBridge has officially wrapped up for 2015. Now, scientists are hoping the data will aid them with further studies.
Scientists have looked at 11 species of marine mammals who depend on Arctic sea ice to live, feed and breed and have examined how their habitat will evolve in a warming world.
Most people know that the Arctic ice is thinning as temperatures warm. But now, scientists are realizing the full extent of this thinning; after compiling modern and historical measurements, researchers have found that the ice has declined steadily for years.
It turns out that global sea ice is decreasing globally. While it's increasing in Antarctica, scientists have found that this doesn't make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss in the last decades and that this ice is being lost at an astonishing rate of 13,500 square miles per year.
It turns out that there's been a steady increase in the absorption of solar radiation by the Arctic. Now, NASA satellite instruments are revealing a bit more about this absorption.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the impacts that ice cover may have on this charismatic animals and have found that it's possible that polar bears may face dire consequences before the end of the 21st century.
Although we haven't seen an ice free period in the Arctic for 2.6 million years, we may actually see it in our lifetimes if warming continues.
A robot is giving scientists a new look on Antarctic sea ice. The underwater robot, called SeaBED, has now helped create the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice, revealing accurate ice thickness from areas that were previously too difficult to access.
Scientists may have discovered a new mechanism that could be a huge contributor when it comes to warming in the Arctic.
It turns out that Arctic sea ice is still at risk of shrinking. NASA has announced that the ice official hit its annual minimum on Sept. 17 and that it was the sixth lowest on record since recordings began.
Scientists have found that sea ice actually removes CO2 from the atmosphere with the help of frost flowers and as it retreats, more gas may be released.