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Snow Cover on Arctic Sea Ice has Thinned 30 to 50 Percent

Snow Cover on Arctic Sea Ice Has Thinned 30 to 50 Percent | NASA

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The new study, published this month in the Journal of Geophysical Research, tracks changes in snow depth over decades. It combines data from NASA’s Bromide, Ozone, and Mercury Experiment (BROMEX) field campaign, NASA’s Operation IceBridge flights, and instrumented buoys and ice floes staffed by Soviet scientists from the 1950s through the 1990s.

“The snow cover is like a shield that can insulate sea ice,” said Son Nghiem of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, principal investigator for BROMEX and a coauthor of the new study. “In this study, we had thousands of measurements of snow depth on sea ice to thoroughly validate NASA’s aircraft observations. We knew Arctic sea ice was decreasing, but the snow cover has become so thin that its shield has become a veil.”

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