Contact: Oli Usher
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)
Related news release: New data confirms Arctic ice trends: Sea ice being lost at a rate of 5 days per decade