Snow and Ice

Arctic Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on Record
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Arctic Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on Record

Sea ice covered more area this summer compared to recent years, but it was also much thinner.

Published Sep 23, 2021

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Unusual Snowfall in Greenland
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Unusual Snowfall in Greenland

The remnants of Hurricane Larry dropped abundant snowfall on Greenland just as the summer melt season was coming to an end.

Published Sep 15, 2021

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Fossil Fjords in Namibia
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Fossil Fjords in Namibia

Ice that carved a network of valleys 300 million years ago has long since disappeared, but the original shapes of the valleys remain.

Published Sep 14, 2021

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A Meeting of Ice and Dunes
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A Meeting of Ice and Dunes

Shadows accentuate the topography in and around Ulaagchinii Khar Nuur in Mongolia.

Published Sep 13, 2021

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Ice Persists in the Northwest Passage
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Ice Persists in the Northwest Passage

The decline of sea ice in the Arctic has made the passage increasingly viable for ships, but it’s still not always smooth sailing.

Published Sep 8, 2021

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