Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

134521Interesting article : Warm rivers play role in Arctic sea ice melt

Expand Messages
  • E BITTENCOURT
    Mar 6, 2014
    • 0 Attachment

        Article  by 

      By Maria-José Viñas,
      NASA Earth Science News Team

      March 5, 2014

       

       

      Available  at  http://climate.nasa.gov/news/1046

       

      The heat from warm river waters draining into the Arctic Ocean is contributing to the melting of Arctic sea ice each summer, a new NASA study finds.

      A research team led by Son Nghiem of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., used satellite data to measure the surface temperature of the waters discharging from a Canadian river into the icy Beaufort Sea during the summer of 2012. They observed a sudden influx of warm river waters into the sea that rapidly warmed the surface layers of the ocean, enhancing the melting of sea ice. A paper describing the study is now published online in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.”

      Continues  at  source

       

      Edison




      Este email está limpo de vírus e malwares porque a proteção do avast! Antivírus está ativa.