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- December 30, 2011
In the 2011 Arctic Report Card, scientists report that the bright white surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet has grown less reflective. The darker surface absorbs more sunlight, accelerating melting.
- December 22, 2011
Climate forecasters often describe the Arctic Oscillation as the “wild card” of the winter forecast. So far in 2011, the Arctic Oscillation has been in its positive phase, playing the card that favors a milder winter in the eastern United States.
- December 1, 2011
Phytoplankton productivity has increased 20 percent over the past decade as sea ice extent declines and more open water habitat is available.