Report from this year’s ARK fieldwork

By Kit Kovacs and Christian Lydersen, Norwegian Polar Institute  This…

BLOG: Cracks in the cooking pot lid

By Øyvind Lundesgaard (Norwegian Polar Institute), Melissa…

Into the deep unknown central Arctic Basin

By cruise leaders JC2-2: Agneta Fransson (NPI) og Bodil Bluhm…

A Closer Look at the Sea Ice Situation in the Barents Sea

By: Section leader Sebastian Gerland, researcher Dmitry Divine,…

Tiny Arctic wildlife matters

Blog 4 from the Nansen Legacy cruise in the Arctic Ocean. Today…

Excitement onboard the RV Kronprins Haakon

By scientist Nadjejda Espinel / Norwegian Polar Institute    After…
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Melting of an ice shelf in East Antarctica is linked to summer warming of the ocean surface

A joint research team from Norway and India is behind the study…

The East Greenland Current: a conveyor of Arctic climate change

We recovered 6 of our moorings with instruments full of new…

The hunt for climate answers in Fram Strait

At this time of the year, the sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is…
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Global climate change

The world’s climate is changing; this is well documented. Many climate parameters reflect the changes we see all over the world today: the atmosphere and the oceans are getting warmer, CO2 levels in the atmosphere are increasing, sea level is rising, and snow and ice are melting away. The earth’s climate has always varied, and there have always been physical explanations for these variations. Over the last 30 to 40 years, however, the climate has changed more rapidly than can be explained by natural causes.

Climate indicators

Both sea ice and ice on land can warn us of changes in global or regional climate and are therefore important climate indicators. Sea ice in the far north is undergoing radical change, signalling that the climate is not in balance. Land-based ice is melting in both north and south, showing that major changes are taking place.
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