Surf's up in the Arctic: Record-high waves seen in 2012

August 4, 2014 12:32 PM

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Surf's up in the Arctic: Record-high waves seen in 2012

Record-high waves hit Alaska's Beaufort Sea in September 2012, when Arctic sea ice shrank to an extreme summer low, a new study reports.

The study authors blame shrinking Arctic sea ice for the house-size swells, and predict that waves will grow larger as the Arctic ice pack melts further in future decades.

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