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European satellite confirms UW numbers: Arctic Ocean is on thin ice

New satellite observations confirm a University of Washington analysis that for the past three years found accelerated declines in the volume of Arctic sea ice.

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice

A huge Arctic cyclone in August was not responsible for the historic minimum seen soon after in Arctic sea-ice extent.

International study: Where there’s smoke or smog, there’s climate change

A new international assessment found that soot, or black carbon, is a major contributor to global warming — second only to carbon dioxide.

International study provides more solid measure of shrinking in polar ice sheets

Climatologists have reconciled their measurements of ice loss in Antarctica and Greenland during the past two decades. A second article looks at how to monitor and understand accelerating losses from the planet’s two largest continental ice sheets.

UW scientists team with Coast Guard to explore ice-free Arctic Ocean — with slideshow

UW scientists are teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard to study the new frontier in the Arctic Ocean opened up with the melting ice.

Shrinking snow depth on Arctic sea ice threatens ringed seal habitat

Scientists found that the habitat required for ringed seals — animals under consideration for the threatened species list — to rear their young will drastically shrink this century.

Experiment would test cloud geoengineering as way to slow warming

A University of Washington scientist has proposed an experiment to test cloud brightening, a geoengineering concept that alters clouds in an effort to counter global warming.

How do they do it? Predictions are in for Arctic sea ice low point

University of Washington researchers used some new techniques this year in hopes of improving the accuracy of their annual prediction of the low point of Arctic sea ice.

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