"sea ice melting in the Arctic began earlier than usual this year."
"And the expansion of sea ice in the including the Bering sea is rekordliten for the season, according to new statistics."
"– It can be an indication that the ice is more brittle, it can not grow as in the past, says Caroline Leck, professor of chemical meteorology at Stockholm university. "
"After the sea ice in the Arctic reached its annual maximum extent in mid-march, the season for havsissmältningen been launched, this time slightly earlier than usual. And already now, scientists at the NASA-sponsored research centre, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) have been able to see that the sea ice has rekordliten spread for the season. A place where we have seen clearly is the Bering sea, which was almost ice-free in the beginning of march. Ice increased slightly in mid-march, and melted then marked at the end of the month."
"the Study means, in summary, that this year's sea ice continues to decline, just as during the last few years. "
"this Year's maximum extent of sea ice in the Arctic was measured at eur 14,55 million square kilometers, it is the seventh lowest level in the 40 years that the scientists at NSIDC have measured the extent and far below the average maximum extent for the same time period."
"– the Ice has a different quality today than 30 years ago, the greater proportion of the ice that froze over the winter is nyis for the season, and it is only a few feet thick. It has easier to digest than the previous thicker perennial ice, which is two to eight metres thick, " says Caroline Leck, professor of chemical meteorology at Stockholm university. "
"the Last time such an early melting was observed by the NSIDC was 2011. But in order to be able to see a trend and it must go longer, according to Caroline Leck. "
"May have melted away completely."
"– But that's not surprising information, because we know that the structure and nature of the change. "
"global warming in the Arctic is more than twice as large as for the planet as a whole. Scientists think the ice may have melted away completely in the summer, is already about 25 years. "
"– It is expected because we have a general warming of the arctic region. It is clear that it has impact on the ecosystem and the habitat, but we need more observations over time to say about the former the fusion process is a permanent situation."