02 Mar '12, 11pm

Before/After NASA Graphics of Arctic Sea Ice Melt Are Scary/Depressing

Before/After NASA Graphics of Arctic Sea Ice Melt Are Scary/Depressing

The thicker ice, known as multi-year ice, survives through the cyclical summer melt season, when young ice that has formed over winter just as quickly melts again. The rapid disappearance of older ice makes Arctic sea ice even more vulnerable to further decline in the summer, said Joey Comiso, senior scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and author of the study, which was recently published in Journal of Climate.

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