Arctic Sea Ice Thinning Twice As Fast As Thought

The area covered by sea ice in the Arctic is relatively easy to measure with satellite imagery. NASA reports sea ice is decreasing about 13 percent per decade. But the thickness of that ice—which affects wildlife, hunting, fishing and shipping—is more difficult to estimate because the ice is partially submerged and weighed down by snow, says in article published in Smithsonian magazine website.

New study about ice thickness

Research published on June 4 in the journal Cryosphere uses new...

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