polar ice


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polar ice

[′pō·lər ′īs]
(oceanography)
Sea ice that is more than 1 year old; the thickest form of sea ice. Also known as polar-cap ice.
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The polar ice fields, far from degrading, are growing, but don't take my word for it, ask NASA.
It may be that global warming will not be apparent until most of the polar ice has disappeared, though rising sea level will by then have flooded much of the world's inhabited land mass with climatic changes escalating.
These polar ice breakers are used to clear pathways for supply ships and support research missions.
A NAVY hero who saved his crew after a deadly tragedy under the polar ice cap has been put in command of calamity sub HMS Astute.
The Merseyside Maritime Museum is playing host to 150 images detailing the original 1914 journey of the Endurance, the ship being crushed in polar ice, and the subsequent death defying attempt to survive and find rescue.
THE European Space Agency successfully launched a new satellite designed to measure the effects of global warming on Earth's polar ice caps yesterday.
This could give scientists a more complete picture of ice conditions, and will help determine more precisely the rate at which the polar ice caps are melting.
Polar ice sheets have grown and collapsed at least 40 times over the past five million years, causing major sea-level fluctuations, says Tim Naish, deputy director of Victoria Universitys Antarctic Research Centre (ARC), BBC reported.
With a confusing few months in the media for climate change topics--including swinging media debate about polar ice changes, a curiously timed Australian book attacking the consensus view on the climate picture, and significant jostling on the government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme adjustments--this issue provides readers with some important updates and definition on the latest climate information.
POLAR ICE CORES REVEAL TRAPPED "ANCIENT AIR"--Bubbles of "ancient air" trapped in polar ice may reveal whether the modern industrial world is polluting the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.
Some bears have been swimming north, apparently trying to reach the polar ice, which they depend on as a platform for hunting seats.
eINBefore departing from NorwayeIUs Svalbard islands, Pugh said that eIufailure would equal successeIN - as that would mean the polar ice pack would still be intact.