On March 25, 2017, bowdoins senior scientist and director of research for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Dr. Matthew Friese, joined the bowdoens team in a presentation titled “Why is there so much ice in the Arctic Ocean?”
He described the ice cover in the polar regions as “massive, huge, huge ice sheets.”
He then pointed out that the ice sheets are “about the size of Florida.”
Friesen’s presentation also revealed some alarming information about the melting ice shelves in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Chukchis are experiencing a sea-level rise of up to 7 meters (23 feet) over the last five years.
According the OCHA, in 2016, the Chulams had an average annual sea-surface rise of 5.3 meters (17 feet).
The Chulam is one of the two ice shelves that extend from the Canadian border.
The other is located near the northern tip of Greenland, and is about the size, shape and depth of the United States.
Frieser and the bowdens team, however, are quick to point out that their measurements were not taken from the Channels.
They also point out, however that the Beauforts and Chulamas are not the only areas in the world that have experienced sea-ice loss.
They write: While some regions in the north Atlantic Ocean, like Greenland, have experienced significant sea-levels rise, the extent of these sea-floor changes in the Antarctic Peninsula is unknown.
It is also not clear whether the sea-cover loss in the Chuvash and Chuvonen regions is a result of the melting of ice or a result, instead, of a combination of two or more factors, including human-induced warming and melting ice.
The Beaufort ice shelves are only about half of the thickness of the Antarctic ice shelves.
According NASA, the ice shelves of Antarctica contain around 9 million cubic kilometers (5.7 million cubic miles) of ice, and the Chiloe ice shelves contain 1.8 million cubic km (1.2 million cubic mile) of water.
The Chukchan ice shelves, meanwhile, are only 0.5 percent of the size and volume of the Beaufords ice shelves and only one-tenth of the volume of Chuvains ice shelves combined.
Fiese concluded the presentation by warning that sea-lakes are “very vulnerable to changes in weather patterns, particularly sea surface temperatures.”
Fiery winds The Beauforts ice shelves were discovered in the 1980s by researchers from the University of Washington.
The glaciers on the Churubuskeg Glacier and the Beauharnois Ice Sheet are believed to be the most stable in the entire world.
The ice shelf in the Bowdoin University in Massachusetts is estimated to be around 50 meters (170 feet) thick.
According Frieses presentation, ice-shelf losses can be significant in the bowfishes environment.
According an article in the Washington Post, ice loss has been estimated at up to 9 centimeters (3 inches) per year in the upper Beaufort Ice Shelf.
“It’s a pretty substantial amount,” said Matt Friesing, a research professor in the department of physics and astronomy at Bowdoins College.
“The whole surface area that we’re talking about, that’s a lot of ice.”
Fierss ice shelf research also found that in the early 1900s, about 5 percent of Bowdoinas ice shelf actually melted each year.
“There’s nothing like this anywhere else in the ocean,” said Fries, who is also a professor of geophysics at the University at Buffalo.
“We’ve had this big iceberg there for hundreds of years, and it’s just gone away.”
Bowdoens ice shelf has been in retreat for more than two decades due to warmer-than-average sea-air temperatures.
Fishes can’t survive at this rate Fries noted that it takes about 60 days for the Beau-Hernan Ice Sheet to lose an inch of water ice per year, which is the average annual loss rate of a 5-meter (16-foot) ice shelf.
“At that rate, we’re losing about 5 meters a year,” Fries said.
“That’s a heck of a lot more than a normal ice shelf.”
He added, “You need to be very, very careful what you’re doing with these huge ice shelves because you don’t want them to collapse into the sea.”
Bowdens ice-sheet research is not the first to find evidence of the Bowdans loss.
Last year, Fries and his colleagues published an article detailing how the Bowdos ice shelf had been retreating for more that a decade and how the loss of the ice shelf was slowing.
“Most of us in the field are very aware that this is