Arctic sea ice ‘thinning dramatically’, study finds

March 6, 2015 7:36 AM

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Arctic sea ice ‘thinning dramatically’, study finds

Using modern and historic measurements, researchers at University of Washington got an extensive view of how the thickness of Arctic sea ice has changed over the past few decades.

The study, published in The Cryosphere, shows that the ice in the central Arctic Ocean thinned 65 percent between 1975 and 2012, from 3.59 meters to 1.25 m.

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