This Chilling Time-Lapse Video Shows Shrinkage Of Arctic Sea Ice Over Three Decades

5:29 pm 30 Oct, 2016


In this animation video by NASA, it shows Arctic sea ice movements in a stunning time-lapse spanning three decades. The Arctic sea ice age is depicted in different colors. Younger sea ice, or first-year ice, is shown in a dark shade of blue while the ice that is 5 or more years old is shown as white. The ice is shrinking, and as it loses mass, it becomes more at risk from warming waters and atmosphere.

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Cindy Starr, visualizer

 

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