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Jul 22, 2011

Arctic Melt 2011

London: Global warming is happening lately is estimated to lead to Arctic melting faster than we thought. Dailyamail sources said on Friday (22 / 7), the researchers estimated the ice at the North Pole melted at 2011. Predictions based on the facts of the research that says, warming to 46 thousand square meters of ice melted setap day.

If melting ice is continuously occur in the same amount throughout the month of July, will be the fastest rate in the northern polar ice melt since 1979 past. In fact, an image taken from satellites from the top shows the melting Greenland ice in the region.

"Melting ice in the Arctic is relatively faster. Of the whole, we think the ice will be thinner overall in this season than in 2007," said Julienne Stroeve, a researcher from the Supervisory Board of the National Snow and Ice (NSIDC). The amount of ice now 865 thousand square miles, below the average 1979 to 2000. Before the ice melts the fastest rate in 2007.

Scientists say melting and freezing of Arctic sea ice occurs with varying intensity each year. But in the spring because warmer weather comes the ice began to melt. Each year the amount of ice that freezes in the fall back down. They also discovered this year, the ice began to melt between two weeks and two months earlier than usual. This indicates the total ice melt is greater during the year.

Measurements of ice took place in the Chukchi Sea, near Alaska, Barents, Kara and Laptev Sea, near Finland and Russia. It is believed that melting ice caused by warm winds that swept the northern hemisphere. Clear skies above the North Pole also has allowed sunlight to burn the sheets of ice that is usually protected by thick clouds.