Winter Ice Extent in the Bering Sea at Its Lowest Point in 5,500 Years

Winter Ice Extent in the Bering Sea at Its Lowest Point in 5,500 Years


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Winter sea ice in the Bering Sea hit its lowest levels in thousands of years in 2018 and 2019, scientists reported in a new study.

While much attention has been given to the rapid loss of summer ice in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas, the new research indicates that ice formation in the cold season is also being drastically reduced by rising global temperatures and shifting atmospheric and ocean circulation patterns…

Read Full Article, Yale E360 (09-03-2020)

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