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‘Rivers in the sky’ carrying warm air destroy precious Antarctic sea ice

Looking at satellite images or Google Earth, you often find continent-long elongated clouds covering our planet, which may look like "rivers" running through the sky. These rivers are narrow belts of concentrated moisture in the atmosphere. Atmospheric rivers extend from the tropics (where water tends... click to read more

  • Diana Francis | Senior Scientist at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reading time 3 min
published on May 6, 2021
Recent Rapid Changes in Antarctic Sea Ice Coverage

Sea ice spreads over vast areas of both the north and south polar regions, especially in the respective winters, and is a significant component of the polar climate system. Sea ice reflects far more of the sun's radiation that reaches it than liquid water does.... click to read more

  • Claire Parkinson | Climate Change Senior Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 8, 2020