Map to Chart Change in Melt Season (image) University College London Caption This map charts the change in the melt season over the past quarter century. Red areas see lengthened melt seasons, by up to 40 days over the entire period. In a handful of areas (shown in blue) the melt season has shortened. Credit Julienne Stroeve (UCL Earth Sciences/National Snow and Ice Data Center) Usage Restrictions Credit: Julienne Stroeve (UCL Earth Sciences/National Snow and Ice Data Center) Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.