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Figure Arctic ice cover in September 2007
The extent of the summer sea ice in September 2007 reached a historical minimum, 39 % below the climatic average for the first two decades of satellite observations (red line)
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Area of Greenland ice sheet melting 1979-2007
Note: The maps show the area of the Greenland ice sheet with at least one day of surface melting in summer. The diagram shows the cumulated melt area, which is defined as the annual total sum of every daily ice sheet melt area. For example, if a particular area is melting on 20 days in a given year, it is counted 20 times.
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Figure Area of multi-year Arctic sea ice in March 1957-2007
Note: The area of thick, multi-year sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is decreasing
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Figure Average extent of arctic sea ice in March and September 1979-2007
Arctic sea ice grows to its greatest yearly size in March and melts to its lowest size in September
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Figure chemical/x-pdb Change in September Arctic sea-ice extent
The 'extent' column includes the area near the pole not imaged by the sensor
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Article text/texmacs Dublin tackles the health impacts of air pollution
Martin Fitzpatrick is a Principal Environmental Health Officer in the air quality monitoring and noise unit of Dublin City Council, Ireland. He is also the Dublin contact point for a pilot project run by the European Commission DG Environment and the EEA aimed at improving the implementation of air legislation. We asked him how Dublin tackles the health problems linked to poor air quality.
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2013 Interviews
Figure Estimated changes of the ice mass in Greenland 1992-2006
Note: The rectangles depict the time period of the observations (horizontal) and the upper and lower estimates of mass balance for that period (vertical), calculated by different techniques as marked with colour codes
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Figure Ice break-up dates from selected European lakes and rivers (1835-2006) and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index for winter 1864-2006
Time series of ice break-up dates from selected European lakes and rivers. Data smoothed with a 7-year moving average
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File D source code Ice road: Environmental Atlas of Europe - Finland
If you want to go to the island of Hailuoto in the Gulf of Bothnia during winter, it’s faster to take the 8 km ice road rather than go by ferry. But the ice has to reach 70 cm in thickness before it’s safe enough to drive over.
Located in The Environmental Atlas Ice road Video
Figure chemical/x-pdb Monthly deviations of Arctic sea ice extent
Note: Deviations relative to the monthly average of the 30 years period.
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