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22 March 2017

Record Low Ice at Both Poles

We are getting used to hearing about a record melt out of the Arctic in the early autumn each year, but now we are seeing the lowest wintertime ice on record as well. It’s not official yet, but it looks like the Arctic Ice is now in a steady melt, and the maximum extent this winter was the lowest on record. Neven, over at the Arctic Sea Ice Blog thinks …


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13 March 2013

Arctic Storm Fractures Already Fragile Polar Ice

The National Snow Ice Data Center has an update on the Arctic Ice for February out this week. Look at what an Arctic low pressure system did to the ice in the Beaufort Sea. From the NSIDC: During the last couple of weeks of February, a broad area of sea ice has fractured off the coast of Alaska and Canada, extending from Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic to Barrow, Alaska. This …


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