A double threat to Arctic ice

By the end of summer, meltwater ponds riddle the white expanse of Arctic sea ice. Over the past decade, scientists have come to realize that these ponds play a major role in accelerating melt rates, but new research shows they may also impede new ice growth. Find out more in my recent post for EGU’s Geolog.

Photo credit: Don Perovich
Photo credit: Don Perovich, CRREL