Julienne Stroeve: Julienne Stroeve specializes in studying snow and ice remotely in the visible, infrared, and microwave wavelengths. Stroeve recently took part in a study showing that the melt season for Arctic sea ice is lengthening. The melt season is starting earlier, and this means the Arcitic Ocean is absorbing more solar radiation… resulting in more melting of the Arctic ice cap.
"The lengthening of the melt season is allowing for more of the sun’s energy to get stored in the ocean and increase ice melt during the summer, overall weakening the sea ice cover." - Julienne Stroeve, NASA Press Release