Arctic sea ice continues to dwindle, while NASA says its volume has dropped to the seventh lowest level this winter.
- According to NASA, the Arctic lost a Texan portion of sea ice this year
- Following recent losses, NASA is predicting more drastic losses
- . Most of the "ice pack" now consists of seasonal ice, which further affects the level.
As the effects of climate change progress, peak ocean ice volumes are continuing their downward spiral.
According to NASA, last year was no year's exception to the rule. This winter, the peak Arctic sea ice has dropped to its seventh lowest ever.
NASA data shows that the maximum ice extent at 5.7 million square miles (332,000 square miles) was below the average maximum between 1981 and 2010.
To put that number into relation, the loss is the same as the absence of an area larger than the state of Texas, according to NASA.
Arctic sea ice declines for another year despite a slight fall in record losses. This winter, the peak volume of Arctic sea ice dropped so low that it reached the seventh lowest level of all time
. A study of glaciers on Baffin Island in Canada reveals that this century was the warmest century for around 115,000 years  Scientists say that although this year's decline did not rise so far into the record books – the decline since 2015 has reached ever new heights has – the trend over time is final.
"Arctic temperatures were slightly higher than average and we saw a lot of ice in the Bering Sea, but this winter nothing was so extreme or dramatic compared to recent years and record lows," said Melinda Webster, a sea ice scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
While 2019 is a breather from the last record-breaking years, the papers are far from recovering, NASA says.
"Although this year was not a record low, the maximum extent still suggests that there is less and less ice in the winter," Webster continued.
For the Arctic, steady melting has moved beyond the seasonal ice ability and the current of the ice into trends that were once considered static.
Seasonal ice melts lighter than older ice in "pack" – a class that has almost faded, according to NASA.
The Arctic ice has traditionally undergone seasonal changes, with much ice melting in the warmer months and winter only returns.
In recent decades, however, scientists have found that the ice volume on return is steadily decreasing.
The so-called "ice pack", which used to contain older and stronger ice, has almost disappeared, according to the agency.  Today, about 70 percent of the pack is seasonal ice, according to a 2018 study led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Ron Kwok, a sea ice researcher.
NASA's announcement follows a recent UN report .N., Which anticipates a significant increase in temperature that is likely to accelerate the trends in the Arctic and sea-level rise, and affect up to 4 million people.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF EISPALTS LOWER SEISIS?
The number of Arctic sea ice peaks around March when the winter comes to an end.
NASA recently announced that the maximum amount of sea ice this year has been measured The following three additional measurements were taken in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
This can lead to a number of negative impacts that affect climate, weather patterns, plant and animal life, and indigenous human communities.
The crowd sinking sea ice in the Arctic NASA says
that this can have dangerous consequences. In addition, the disappearing ice can alter the shipping routes and affect coastal erosion and ocean circulation.
NASA researcher Claire Parkinson said: "Arctic ice cover continues to decline, and this is related to the ongoing warming of the Arctic.
"It's a one-way street: warming means that less ice is formed and more ice melts, but also because there is less ice. less solar radiation is reflected by the sun and this contributes to the warming. & # 39;