Arctic Ice Season Shortens by 24 Days as Fewer Lakes Freeze to the Bottom

Nature World: The winter ice season in the Arctic is 24 days shorter today than it was in the 1950s, according to new research led by University of Waterloo scientists. Writing in the journal The Cryosphere, the researchers report that not only is the ice season shorter now than it was more than six decades ago, the ice is also thinner - by 38 centimeters at its thickest point. "We've found that the thickness of the ice has decreased tremendously in response to climate warming in the region," said Cristina......

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