Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Promotes the conditions for and coordinates Swedish research and development in the polar regions.

Melting ice can lead to increased acidification of the Arctic Ocean

The rising temperature in recent years in the Arctic is causing sea ice and glaciers to melt at an ever-faster rate. The melting of the ice sheet in Greenland increases the inflow of meltwater into Greenland’s fjords and coastal water, with physical and geochemical effects on the fjord systems.