Arctic's spring snow a third of what it was in 1950s

August 14, 2014 5:34 PM

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Arctic's spring snow a third of what it was in 1950s

Researchers say more research is needed to understand the long-term implications of less snow, but that less-protected ice sheets could have an effect on the region's weather patterns as well as the ecosystem.

Scientists looked at the snow accumulation through the decades by compiling data from NASA's IceBridge air surveys, collected from 2009 to 2013, as well as data from buoys frozen into ice sheets by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The more recent data was pooled and then compared and contrasted to ...

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