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To learn how ocean water is melting glaciers, NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland mission extensively surveyed the coastline of the world’s largest island.
The lakes, wetlands, and glacial landscape of Manitoba were shaped by glaciers and ice sheets.
Three extreme rainy seasons in a row have pushed rivers and wetlands to heights not seen in decades.
This coupling of the atmosphere and ocean alters atmospheric circulation and jet streams in ways that intensify rainfall in some regions and bring drought to others.
Strong tides create laminar and turbulent flow patterns in waters off far eastern Russia.
Suspended limestone offshore hints at a 66-million-year-old story.
It is likely to be one of the first areas that will dry out if water levels drop as much as some scientists expect.
Here are five facts to help you better understand Arctic sea ice.
New NASA research shows that by releasing heat and moisture through a large hole in sea ice known as a polynya, the exposed ocean fuels the formation of more clouds that trap heat in the atmosphere and hinder the refreezing of new sea ice.
Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual minimum extent on Sept. 16, after waning in the 2021 Northern Hemisphere spring and summer.
Sea surface temperatures are a fair predictor of the readiness of the ocean to fuel and sustain storms.
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite 2, or ICESat-2 dense laser altimetry data allowed scientists for the first-time to precisely map subglacial lakes in Antarctica. NASA’s ICESat-2 measures the height of the ice surface, which, despite its enormous thickness, rises or falls as lakes... Read More
With the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have improved their maps of hidden lake systems under the West Antarctic ice sheet.