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More than three-quarters of ice in the Arctic Ocean melts immediately after it has been formed and leaves its ‘nursery’ thanks to ‘global warming’, study finds

More than three-quarters of the newly-formed ice in the Arctic Ocean melts before it leaves its 'nursery', warns a study. Experts found that only 20 per cent of it actually reaches the Central Arctic, where it joins the Transpolar Drift.  This dramatic loss of ice is influencing sea-ice transport across the Arctic Ocean as it loses an important means of transporting nutrients, algae and sediments.  Read more...

 

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