The Arctic Region

Into the Arctic

Arctic Colors project

Definition of Actic Circle    

Definition of Arctic Region

Who owns the North Pole?

Storing carbon in the Arctic

More ships and more clouds mean cooling in the Arctic

Arctic report card founder discusses the fate of the pole

Curator's tour of the Arctic Exhibition at the British Museum

Low Temperatures Enhance Ozone Degradation above the Arctic

Scientists harness indigenous knowledge to combat Arctic disasters        

The Arctic Ocean, Seas and Freshwater systems:

Definition of Arctic Ocean

The Arctic freshwater synthesis

Why are Arctic rivers rising in winter?

Ocean acoustics in the changing Arctic

Arctic Ocean freshwater bulge detected

Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

Climate change is intensifying Arctic Ocean currents

Satellites accurately capture ocean salinity in the Arctic

Climate-cooling Arctic lakes soak up greenhouse gases

The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean v4.0

State of the Arctic Coast 2010: Scientific Review and Outlook

Certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they release

Arctic Ocean freshwater will cause 'unpredictable changes on climate

Evidence suggests potential transformation of the Pacific Arctic ecosystem is underway

New actors in the Arctic ecosystem: Atlantic amphipods are now reproducing in Arctic waters

Super salty lakes discovered in Canadian Arctic could provide a window into life beyond Earth    

Arctic Sea-ice:

Ice in motion

The ice is melting

The Melting Arctic

Variability of Arctic Sea Ice

Measuring sea ice thickness

The long decline of Arctic sea ice

Older Arctic sea ice disappearing

The cloudy future of Arctic sea ice

Ice-free Arctic may be in our future

Snow has thinned on Arctic sea ice

Polar politics and the melting Arctic

Inlet's iceberg maker is nearly gone

How Arctic cyclones change the sea-ice

Development and dynamic of ice sheets

Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer ice

Warm rivers play role in Arctic sea ice melt

NASA monitors the 'new normal' of sea ice

Arctic sea ice reaches 2015 minimum extent

Predicting sea-ice changes years in advance

Cracked sea ice stirs up Arctic mercury concern

Effects of Arctic sea ice decline on weather & climate

NASA begins new season of Arctic ice science flights

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Arctic sea-ice volume showed strong recovery in 2013

ESA's Cryosat sees Arctic sea-ice volume bounce back

Could AI be useful for Arctic communities facing sea ice loss?

2013 wintertime Arctic sea ice maximum fifth lowest on record

ESA's Cryosat mission observes continuing Arctic winter ice decline

Scientists have never observed so little ice in the Bering Strait in spring

Recent changes of Arctic multiyear sea-ice coverage and the likely causes

Melting sea ice increases Arctic precipitation, compllicates climate predictions

Models show natural swings in the Earth's climate contribute to Arctic sea ice loss

Arctic sea ice update: unlikely to break new records, but continuiing downward trend

Researchers predict summer Arctic ice might disappear by 2016, 84 years ahead of schedule

Long-term interactions between ice sheets and climate under anthropogenic greenhouse forcing

Changes in Arctic environment & biosystems:

A chilling read

Arctic getting greener

Greening of the Arctic

Vast cost of Arctic change

Warm climate - cold Arctic

The Arctic shifts to a new normal

Unpresedented wildfires in the Arctic

Warm water is mixing up life in the Arctic

Declining sea ice strands baby harp seals

The Arctic heads for 'unchartered territory'

New driver identified behind Arctic warming

Is a sleeping climate giant stirring in the Arctic?

Sea ice decline spurs the greening of the Arctic

Complexity revealed in the greening of the Arctic

Satellite data reveal rapid darkening of the Arctic

What satellites show about Arctic climate change

A new way to study the changing Arctic ecosystem

Arctic sea-ice loss has widespread effects on wildlife

'Archived' heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior

Pioneering study calculates Arctic Ocean nutrient budget

Environmental changes in the Arctic: an Italian perspective

Holes the size of city blocks are forming in the Artic seafloor 

Drying Arctic soils could accelerate greenhouse gas emissions

New models predict drastically greener Arctic in coming decades

Climate change is reducing Arctic ocean biodiversity: $40M study

Global warming alters Arctic food chain, with unforseeable results

Exploratory hydrocarbon drilling impacts to Arctic lake ecosystems

New study links dust to increased glacier melting, ocean productivity

Preparing for a thaw: how Arctic microbes respond to a warming world

The Arctic environment - European perspectives on a changing Arctic

Greening of the land surface in the world's cold regions consistent with recent warming

Record-low primary productivity and high plant damage in the Nordic Arctic Region in 2012

Methane seeps:

Cost of Arctic methane release

Arctic methane emergency group

Fireballs in the Arctic as methane seeps uncovered

Exceptional view of deep Arctic Ocean methane seeps

Sea ice plays a pivotal role in the Arctic methane cycle

Large and increasing methane emissions from northern lakes

Methane not escaping into the atmosphere from Arctic Ocean

Geological controls of giant crater development on te Arctic seafloor

Geologists identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic

Spreading atmospheric Arctic methane heat wave and surface firestorm

Small thaw ponds: an unaccounted source of methane in the Canadian high-Arctic

Scientists discover an entirely new reason for methane venting from the Arctic shelf

Surface water inundation in the boreal-Arctic: potential impacts on regional methane emissions

Pan-Arctic land-atmospheric fluxes of methane and CO2 in response to climate change over the 21C

Monitoring, measuring, mapping & modelling Artic Region:

Arctic Dynamics

An Arctic mercury meltdown

The predictability of Arctic sea-ice

SMOS verstility offers sea ice mapping

Predictions are in for Arctic sea ice low point

Top officials meet at ONR as Arctic changes quicken

An Arctic ice cap's shockingly rapid slide into the sea

NASA finds thickest parts of Arctic icecap melting faster

Map provides high-res look at nearly entire Arctic Region

Sources of multi-decadal variability in Arctic sea ice extent

Map reveals hot spots for Arctic greenhouse gas emissions

High levels of molecular chlorine found in Arctic atmosphere

Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice

Projected regime shift in Arctic cloud and water vapor feedbacks

Satellites measure increase of Sun's energy absorbed in the Arctic

New study provides baseline measurements of carbon in Arctic Ocean

Predicting sea ice - ensemble skill of the search sea ice outlook 2008-2013

Modeling the influence of snow cover on low Arctic net ecosystem exchange

Norwegian-Chinese cooperation yields more reliiable thermal readings of Arctic sea ice

Strategic Environmental Assessment and monitoring: Arctic key gaps and bridging pathways

CU-Boulder study shows global glaciers, ice caps, shedding billions of tons of mass annually

Influence of projected Arctic sea ice loss on polar stratospheric ozone and circulation in spring

2020 Arctic summer seasonal  climate outlook along with a summary of 2020 Arctic winter season

The integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System (iAOOS): an AOSB-CliC observing plan for the IPY

Simulation of Eurasian winter climate variability with realiistic Arctic sea ice condition in atmospheric GCM

Shifts in Arctic phenology in response to climate & anthropogenic factors from multiple satellite time series

Arctic Report Cards:

The State of Polar Research IPY 2007-2008

2016 Arctic report card highlights dramatic changes in region 

Arctic report card emphasizes continued dramatic change to the region

The Arctic Report Card 2018    The Arctic Report Card 2017    NOAA's Arctic report card 2013


Reconstructing past sea ice

The Arctic: interglacial period with a break

Ancient forest emerges mummified from the Arctic

The great challenges in Arctic Ocean paleoceanography    

Reconstructing 150 million years of Arctic Ocean climate

Underwater 'tree rings;' show 650 years of sea ice change

Sea ice strongly linked to climate chnage in past 90,000 years

Six to ten million years ago: ice-free summers at the North Pole

The late Mesozoic-Cenozoic Artic Ocean climate and sea-ice history

Past periodic warmth in Arctic may be related to melting Antarctic ice sheets

The emergence of modern sea-ice in the Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago

Application of Visible/near Infrared derivative spectroscopy to Arctic paleoceanography

Sea ice and millenial-scale climate variability in the Nordic seas 90,000 years ago until present

Traces of immense prehistoric ice sheets: the climate history of the Arctic Ocean needs to be rewritten

Megascale icebergs run aground: finding the deepest iceberg scours provides new insights to Arctic's past


Northwest & Northeast Passages:

The coming Arctic boom

Meet the world's first ice-busting Arctic yachts

North-East Passage soon free from ice again?

Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter's journey through the Arctic

Global warming will open unexpected new shipping routes in the Artic

As Canada takes Arctic Council helm, experts stress north's vulnerability to spills, emergencies

Expansion of Navigational Warning System into Arctic waters marked by IMO, WMO and IHO chiefs


Russian Arctic Resources

The mystery of Siberia's exploding craters

East Siberian Sea, an Arctic region of very high biogeochemical activity

Widespread release of old carbon across the Siberian Arctic echoed by its large rivers

Recent ice cap snowmelt in Russian High Arctic and anti-correlation with late summer sea ice extent


At this Arctic science base, life is anything but lonely


Cloud-free photo of Alaska

US isues ambitious Artic research plan

New digital maps depict Alaska in unprecedented detail

US Navy releases first strategic blueprint for a Blue Arctic

The first decade of the new century: a cooling trend for most of Alaska

Remote sensing study quantifies permafrost degradation in Arctic Alaskan wetlands 


Netherlands: Arctic energy rules needed

Is the melting Arctic changing midlatitude weather? 

Arctic sea-ice loss linked to colder, drier UK winters

A European snowstorm was caused by climate change

Why build-up of fresh water in Arctic could spell trouble for Britain

Retreating sea ice linked to ocean circulation, European climate change