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NASA scientists project spring Arctic cyclones will intensify by the end of this century because of sea ice loss and rapidly warming air and water surface temperatures.
In October 2022, a substantial amount of water returned to this ephemeral lake in South Australia.
Waves of heavy rainfall left towns and farmland under water in October 2022.
Bacteria and salt lend distinct tones to the shallow lakelets on the steppe.
Dropping water levels have exposed new areas of dry land around the lake’s shallow northern side.
According to satellite observations, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent on Sept. 18, 2022.
Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa are among the oldest on Earth, with unique traits that come with age.
The play of sunlight on the water surface illuminates water phenomena around some Greek islands.
The shallow water around Bahrain allows satellites to observe some effects of development on reefs and other aquatic features.
Global mean sea level has risen 101 millimeters (3.98 inches) since 1992, and it continues to do so at 3.9 mm (0.15 inches) per year.
New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing.
Like distant galaxies amid clouds of interstellar dust, chunks of sea ice drift through graceful swirls of grease ice in the frigid waters of Foxe Basin near Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Sea ice often begins as grease ice, a soupy slick of tiny ice crystals on the ocean's surface. As... Read More
At least one place in the U.S. is colder than normal.
The waves off the coast of Teahupo’o can heave a crushing amount of water toward the shore and onto unlucky surfers.