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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Arctic Sea Ice update: Now third lowest
The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that as of Sept 3rd the sea ice coverage in the Arctic was now lower than any point in 2009 and the third lowest of record (since 1979). As of Sept 6th, about 5.0 million sq km of ice, about 2 million below the late 20th century average. The annual minimum coverage will probably be in the next week or two.