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Video Friday: Arctic Sea Ice 2012

“I would almost argue that we might be entering into a new climate state…” -Dr. Julienne Stroeve – National Snow and Ice Data Center Following up on our Arctic sea ice update from last Wednesday, this video from Peter Sinclair and the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media features commentary and analysis from expert scientists on the lowest extent…

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A melting ocean and Arctic sunset

Arctic Sea Ice Update

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), as of September 16 Arctic sea ice reached its seasonal minimum for the year at 1.32 million square miles (3.41 million square kilometers), the minimum seasonal extent in the satellite record that began in 1979. NSIDC cautioned that changing wind patterns over the next few weeks could push the minimum…

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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Retreat for June

A rapid decline for Arctic sea ice extent briefly hit daily record lows in June, led by extensive ice loss in the Bering, Kara, and Beaufort Seas, as well as Hudson and Baffin Bay. Snow extent was unusually low for both May and June, reinforcing the continuing pattern of rapid spring snow melt of the past six years. Average Arctic sea ice…

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