Arctic Sea Ice still on decrease
2012 Climate |    Written by Magdalena Tomasik    | Tuesday, 28 August 2012

(Photo: National Snow and Ice Data Center) Extent of the sea ice registered 26th of August 2012 (Photo: National Snow and Ice Data Center) Extent of the sea ice registered 26th of August 2012

Scientists from National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA hosted media teleconference yesterday, where the new record of the low ice extent was discussed.

 

Arctic sea ice extent registered yesterday reached the lowest level of ice registered since 2007. It felt down to 4.10 million square kilometers (1.58 million square miles) on August 26, 2012. This was 70,000 square kilometers (27,000 square miles) below the September 18, 2007 daily extent of 4.17 million square kilometers (1.61 million square miles).

 

Arctic sea ice cover melted to the lowest extent in the satellite record yesterday, breaking the previous record which was last observed in 2007.

 

Specialists predict that with the three weeks of the melting season left, the ice extent could drop even lower. The full analysis from the summer of 2012 will be released in October.

 

 

 

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