New research reveals that tiny single-celled organisms in the Arctic Ocean are growing more numerous as climate change thins the ice.
El Cambio Climático Está Intensificando las Corrientes Oceánicas del Ártico
El derretimiento del hielo significa que los fuertes vientos del Ártico están creando corrientes más energéticas en el giro de Beaufort.
The Arctic Ocean May Not Be a Reliable Carbon Sink
The rapid changes happening in the Arctic Ocean, including increasing freshwater input, could dramatically affect its ability to store carbon.
River Deltas at the Top of the World
The water that filters through river deltas has a large effect on the Arctic Ocean. A new study explores factors that shape Arctic river deltas and how delta form in turn changes water flow.
Climate Change Is Intensifying Arctic Ocean Currents
Melting ice means that strong Arctic winds create more energetic currents in the Beaufort Gyre.
Addressing Arctic Challenges Requires a Synoptic Ocean Survey
A coordinated effort involving trailblazing science—and icebreaking ships—from many nations is needed to fill gaps in our understanding of the Arctic Ocean and how it’s changing.
Strong Winds Leave Arctic Regions on Thin Ice
A warming event in Siberia caused winds to strip sea ice from the Arctic’s Wandel Sea.
Distinguishing Pacific and Atlantic Contributions to the Arctic
A semi-conservative tracer combining nitrate and dissolved oxygen is more accurate than traditional tracers in distinguishing between Atlantic and Pacific water mass contributions to the Arctic.
The Ice Nurseries of the Arctic Are Melting
Ice formed in coastal nurseries along Russia’s Arctic coast is melting before it can float far offshore. Scientists are worried about what that means for wildlife.
The Future of Scientific Drilling in the North Pacific and Arctic
International Ocean Discovery Program Workshop; Mount Hood, Oregon, 25–27 September 2018