north pole

Physical Geography

Ice-free North Pole?

Researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado are predicting that the North Pole may be briefly ice free this summer.  Mark Serreze, a senior research scientist states, “It’s a 50-50 bet that the thin Arctic sea ice, which was frozen last autumn, will completely melt away […]

Human Geography

Using Scraps of Land to Claim the North Pole

With various countries fighting for control over the North Pole, Denmark is staking their claim based on a new island exposed by receding ice.  The minute island, which is around 40 meters long, was discovered in July off the northern coast of Greenland which is under Danish jurisdiction. Source: Northern pebbles new […]

Physical Geography

How long will the North Pole ice cap last?

Pen Hadow of Vanco Artic Survey hopes to answer that question with the most detailed survey ever of the Arctic ice thickness at the North Pole.  Starting next February 2008, a team of scientists and explorers will undertake a 120 -day, 3,200 mile journey to cross the ice cap.  The team will […]