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Friday, July 22, 2011
Arctic Sea Ice at
Gee, what a surprise. As of this week, Arctic sea ice is at a record low minimum for the satellite era (since 1979), running just below 2007. Here is the Alaska-centric view from the University of Illinois. There is about 7 to 9 weeks left of the ice melting season, and 2011 will almost certainly either wind up with lowest or second lowest (behind 2007) minimum coverage.