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Changes in Arctic Sea Ice: Young and thin instead of old and bulky

Changes in Arctic Sea Ice: Young and thin instead of old and bulky

Changes in Arctic Sea Ice: Young and thin instead of old and bulky Posted on 9 October 2011 by John Hartz This is a reprint of a news release posted by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research on Oct 6, 2011. In the central Arctic the proportion of old, thick sea ice has declined significantly. Instead, the ice cover now largely consists of thin, one-year-old floes. This is one of the results that scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association brought back from the 26th Arctic expedition of the research vessel Polarstern. The ship arrived at its home port of Bremerhaven at about 7 o’clock this morning. Prior to that it had covered more than 11,800 nautical miles on its 16-week research voyage and accommodated around 130 scientists from six countries on the three legs. The last stage took them through the ...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=1047

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