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Arctic lakes melting earlier and earlier each year, recent 14-year study shows – CBC

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 2017236 Views

Jan 11, 2017

‘Without any doubt at all, basically almost all lakes are getting their ice out earlier year after year’

Lakes across the Arctic are melting up to and more than a day earlier per year, according to a new study by scientists at a U.K. university.z`

The study looks at five different regions in the Arctic and gathers information from satellite images of 13,300 lakes between 2000 and 2013.

“The kinds of trends that we’ve got indicate that, without any doubt at all, basically almost all lakes are getting their ice-out earlier year after year,” said Mary Edwards, professor of geography and environment at the University of Southampton.

“There were probably less than one per cent of lakes that were doing the opposite, or showing no trend at all.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/arctic-lake-study-ice-melting-earlier-each-year-1.3929923

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