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Arctic sea ice succumbs to Atlantification

Written by  Friday, 21 May 2021 08:45
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CryoSat key to measuring sea-ice thickness

With alarm bells ringing about the rapid demise of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, satellite data have revealed how the intrusion of warmer Atlantic waters is reducing ice regrowth in the winter. In addition, with seasonal ice more unpredictable than ever, ESA’s SMOS and CryoSat satellites are being used to improve sea-ice forecasts, which are critical for shipping, fisheries and indigenous communities, for example.

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Journal of Climate

Evidence for an increasing role of ocean heat in Arctic winter sea ice growth


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