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Press Release 11-162

Arctic Ice Melt Could Pause in Coming Decades

Researchers find unexpected results in study of ice cover in the Arctic

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Arctic ice melt.

Scientists are finding some surprising results about sea ice in the Arctic.

Credit: NOAA


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Arctic sea ice.

Arctic sea ice may hold together for longer than thought, at least in the short-term.

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Greenhouse gas mitigation and Arctic sea ice.

Greenhouse gas mitigation can reduce the loss of Arctic sea ice.

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Arctic "pancake" ice consists of round pieces ranging from inches to feet in diameter.

Arctic "pancake" ice consists of round pieces ranging from inches to feet in diameter.

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View of Arctic sea ice from space.

Sea ice in the Arctic forms and melts, on time scales we're just learning about.

Credit: NASA


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