7 September 2010

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Second Lowest Level On Record

Posted by Dan Satterfield

From the National Snow and Ice Data Center

The melt season is just about over North of 60 and the NSIDC announced today that the surface ice  coverage is now the second lowest on record.

Keep in mind that the more important figure to watch is the overall volume of sea ice. Those numbers continue to show a precipitous decline…

Welcome to the new normal…


The ice drop has accelerated over the past two days. Mark Serreze of the Snow Ice Data Center in Colorado has a quote in the Vancouver Sun that is worth an update to this post:

“There are claims coming from some communities that the Arctic sea ice is recovering, is getting thicker again,” Mark Serreze, director of the Colorado-based centre, told Postmedia News on Wednesday.

“That’s simply not the case. It’s continuing down in a death spiral.”
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Another+Arctic+thaw+experts/3496268/story.html#ixzz0z5cTgaWY