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Tag: polar ice cap

Russian Arctic Ice Cover Nearing 2007 Record Low

A statement from the Russian environmental monitoring agency on Thursday says that the melting in the polar ice cap is nearing the 2007 record minimum levels, and in some instances is 50% smaller than the average.

New Arctic Ice Thickness Map is Revealed

In 1998 a group of scientists proposed a mission known as CryoSat to study the planet’s poles. In 2005 the first satellite was lost due to a launch failure. However, at the 2011 Paris Air and Space Show, the first map of sea-ice thickness from ESA’s CryoSat mission was revealed, and has gone far beyond what was expected.