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Report 2014: Variability of Melt

 Arctic Change
 The Plan
 Ice mass balance
 Ice Drift
 Ice thickness
 Mass Balance Buoy
 Seasonal IMB Buoy
 Ice profiling sonars
 Buoy Data
 Active Buoy Data
 Mooring Data
 Report 2014 Regional Variability in Sea Ice Melt in a Changing Arctic: 1957 to 2014
 Report 2013 Sea Ice Melt in Summer of 2013
 Report 2012 Reflections on a Record Minimum
 Report 2009 The Long Drift of Buoy 2006C
 Report 2008 Observations - Summer of 2008

     The Arctic sea ice cover plays a key role in global climate change studies, both as an indicator and as an amplifier of climate change. The sea ice cover is undergoing significant climate-induced changes, affecting both its extent and thickness. Observations of ice growth and melt improves our understanding of the ongoing changes and enhance our ability to predict future changes. 

For more information about the this program, contact:
Dr. Jackie Richter-Menge,    e-mail:
Dr. Don Perovich,    e-mail:



Other links
 2014 Arctic Report Card
 Archived Arctic Report Cards
 Nat.Snow Ice Data
 North Pole Envir Obs
 Intnl Arctic Buoy Prog
 WHOI Ice-tethered profiler