Arctic Largely Ice Free Within Ten Years?

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 15, 2009   View Article

The Arctic Ocean could be largely ice free in summer within a decade, scientists announced today—the latest in a stream of wildly varying predictions.

This past spring scientists had taken measurements along a 280-mile (450-kilometer) route across the northern part of the Beaufort Sea (map). Most of the ice, they found, was young and thin.

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