Thursday, December 06, 2012

Visualizing the 2012 Sea Ice Minimum : Image of the Day

Visualizing the 2012 Sea Ice Minimum : Image of the Day

In August and September 2012, sea ice covered less of the Arctic Ocean than at any other time since at least 1979, when the first reliable satellite measurements began. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA announced in mid-September that the extent of Arctic sea ice had dropped to 3.41 million square kilometers (1.32 million square miles)—well below the previous record of 4.17 million square kilometers (1.61 million square miles) set in 2007.

Nope nothing to see here. Move along folks, no evidence of global climate change here, just some pretty pictures.

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