Rain may prevail over snow in the Arctic by the end of the century

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Published on 6 December 2021

The Arctic is rapidly changing due to climate change. Whilst climate change has had many consequences, one of the effects most highlighted by scientists is the rapid loss of sea ice. According to a recent study in the Nature Communications scientific journal, rain could start to prevail over snow in the region by the end of the century.

This image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites on 8 August 2021, shows the north of the Scandinavian peninsula and the Norwegian Sea, one of the areas that could be most affected by this change.
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Data from Copernicus satellites are a vital resource for expanding our knowledge about climate change.

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