Once-frozen Arctic sea now gets 16-foot waves

August 3, 2014 3:18 PM

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Once-frozen Arctic sea now gets 16-foot waves

(NEWSER) – Good news for Arctic surfers? The Beaufort Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean, was long covered in a perpetual layer of ice; not so anymore.

Now, the area has seen waves 16 feet high thanks to warmer temperatures, scientists say in a new study, per National Geographic. The giant waves happened during a storm in 2012, the year the researchers collected their data. Such big waves could themselves contribute to a further reduction in ice. W...

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