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New executive director of Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC)
Lawrence Hislop has been appointed as the new Executive Director of CliC.
New film from the thin ice studies in the Arctic: N-ICE2015
Now you can watch a film from the project.
Clouds halve the climatic effect of bare ocean
Dwindling sea ice in the Arctic is given a key role in climate change and is feared as a driver of global warming.
Report on the Expected Arctic Sea Ice Minimum
Monthly reports released throughout the summer summarize all available data and observations. Read the July report here.
Accellerated melting in the Arctic
The ice in the Arctic is melting more rapid than expected, and may lead to a sea level rise of 1,5 metres by the year 2100.
Chinese researchers visiting Tromsø
The Chinese-Norwegian research project AMORA is developing measuring devices to improve the understanding of how the sun affects global warming, and which role the Arctic sea ice plays in this. The participants of the project recently met in Tromsø.
The Sea Ice Outlook reports low pan-arctic ice extent
The outlook for arctic sea ice in September 2009, based on July data, indicates a continuation of low pan-arctic sea ice extent and no indication that a return to historical levels will occur.
Melt ponds may explain rapid melting of sea ice
The current climate models do not predict an ice-free Arctic for another 50 to 100 years, but observations show that melting of the sea ice is accelerating. Why are none of the models able to describe this rapid change? Melt ponds on the sea ice in summer may be part of the explanation.
Norwegian-Canadian collaboration in the Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study
The Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study (CFL) is a large Canadian-led international effort to understand the role of the CFL in a context of Arctic warming.
Decreasing sea ice thickness in the Barents Sea
The thickness of landfast sea ice during winter around the island of Hopen in Svalbard has decreased by more than 40 cm over the last 40 years.