Illustration of Heat Input Between 1979 and 2014 (image) Hokkaido University Share Print E-Mail Caption Accumulated heat input through open water surfaces in the surveyed area from May to August (red line) correlated well with interannual variations in ice melt volume (black line) between 1979 and 2014. Sea ice melt volume is converted to the heat input required for ice melt. Credit Kashiwase H., Ohshima K. I., et al., Scientific Reports, August 15, 2017. Usage Restrictions This image is copyrighted and can be used for reporting this press release if properly credited. Share Print E-Mail 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.