The polar sea ice has been at its highest extent since 1979, and scientists are now predicting a similar winter for the Arctic.
This winter, a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change predicts that by the end of the century, there will be more than 50% of the Arctic’s surface covered in ice, the highest concentration on record.
The study, led by geographer Michael Schmitt, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, looked at ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.
The scientists looked at two different scenarios: one in which Arctic ice cover increased slightly and one in where it remained stable.
They found that the ice cover in the northern hemisphere is set to be more stable, while the northern and southern hemispheres would see the most extreme winter temperatures.
The Arctic will see a warmer winter, according to the scientists, with more snow in the Arctic, which will be warmer than the Arctic ocean and more vulnerable to the melting of ice caps.
“It will be very cold in the winter and snowfall will be a lot more frequent, so that means the Arctic will get less snow,” said Schmitt.
The researchers also looked at sea ice, noting that there was more sea ice in the summer and less in the fall.
The warmer the Arctic becomes, the less sea ice there will ever be.
The warmer the winter, the more vulnerable the Arctic is to the ice sheet loss that is occurring.
According to Schmitt’s analysis, this means that the summer of 2020 will see much more ice loss in the region, as compared to the spring of 2019.
This year, the area of sea ice that is currently there is at least 20% smaller than the summer, which means the summer will have much more sea surface area to store ice.
The researchers also noted that the Arctic ice could melt more quickly, meaning the ice will be even more vulnerable, especially in the months of November and December, when the ice is most vulnerable to melting.
“The summer of 2019 will be the year when ice melts the fastest, and that’s because we are still building up the snowpack in the ice,” said Shmitt.
“The Arctic is going to have a lot of ice and ice melt that will take place, and we’re going to see a lot less snow.
So, we’re in for a really harsh winter in 2019.”
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There are now fewer ice sheets to hold back the Arctic summer sea ice melt and the ice around Antarctica is melting faster than in the past.
“If we continue to increase carbon emissions and continue to keep warming the Arctic temperature, then we will see more melt in the future,” said study author James Hansen, the former NASA climate scientist who is now president of the Global Change Institute.
“In fact, we are seeing melt earlier than in recent decades.”
The researchers found that warmer temperatures could have the biggest impact on the Arctic in the coming decades.
“There are a lot warmer summers in the Northern Hemisphere, which is going into a very cold period for ice in that area,” said Hansen.
“And if that’s not enough, if you have this kind of warming you can even see ice melt.
So we’re really talking about climate change.”
Read the study here:Schmitt’s study is the latest to find that warming is happening in the polar region.
In 2016, a study in Science found that a warmer Arctic was linked to more extreme weather.
The study also found that climate change could be affecting the ice in different ways, including increased melting and the loss of sea-ice in the form of icebergs.
The research is just one part of the growing body of research that shows how the changing climate is affecting the world’s ice.
A recent report in Nature Climate change predicts that sea ice cover will be at its lowest level in more than a century, with ice covering almost half the Arctic oceans in the next decade.
The Arctic’s sea ice is now at its maximum extent since 1980, and there are fears that it will decline even further.
A recent study published in Nature Geoscience showed that global warming is having a massive impact on how ice is broken up and stored.
This is a process that is critical for maintaining the integrity of ice shelves and ice sheets, which holds them in place and prevents them from breaking apart and melting, creating new oceanic space for other marine life to live in.
Researchers are also seeing changes in how glaciers are being formed.
They are finding that glaciers are shrinking and that they are retreating faster than scientists expected.
The results of these changes are having an effect on how glaciers grow, according the study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation.Read more: