National Snow and Ice Data Center

  In this episode of This Green Earth, Walt Meier, Senior Research Scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data Center is the guest.  The center provides updates on the growth and conditions of sea ice up in the Arctic and Walt talks about why the year 2020 saw a near record level of sea ice melt. 

  

On this episode of This Green Earth Walt Meier of the National Snow and Ice Data Center joins the show. He talks with Chris and Nell about the record amount of sea ice that has melted this past summer up in the Arctic Ocean, how close open water is to the North Pole and, the role climate change is playing in that annual event.     

This week on This Green Earth, senior scientist Walt Meier from the National Snow and Ice Data Center talks about how near record air and sea temperatures are driving the loss of summer sea ice up in the Arctic Ocean which is approaching an all-time minimum low recorded back in 2012.   Shipping lanes are open weeks ahead of normal and the Arctic may be clear of summer sea ice by the end of this decade.  Find out more in this interview with Walt Meier.  

Walt Meier with the National Snow and Ice Data Center joins Nell and Chris on This Green Earth to  talk about Arctic Sea Ice, it's maximum extent this past March and how much has melted since then.  He also provides some information on what Arctic-based research is being impacted by COVID-19.  

In this interview on This Green Earth Chris speaks with Walt Meier, a Senior Research Scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data Center about Arctic sea ice and why this year may end up being the lowest areal extent of ice ever measured and recorded.    

In 2019, global sea ice reached the second lowest extent of the 41 years on record.  Walt Meier with the National Snow and Ice Data Center joined Chris and Nell to talk about this as well as the other work of the NSIDC and the outlook for a north pole without ice within this generation!