10/22/2010 3:33:13 PM
Arctic Report Card
The Arctic continues to warm at an unprecedented rate according to a new report by a team of 69 international scientists. Among their findings:
- Greenland is experiencing record-high temperatures, ice melt, and glacier area loss
- The arctic sea ice thickness continues to thin
- The summer sea ice minimum in 2010 was the third lowest since satellite monitoring began in 1979, surpassed only by 2007 and 2008
- Arctic snow cover duration set a record minimum since record-keeping began in 1966
The findings were released Oct. 21, 2010 in the Arctic Report Card, a yearly assessment of Arctic conditions.