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Friday, July 8, 2011
Arctic Sea Ice
The monthly National Snow and Ice Data Center analysis of Arctic sea ice coverage is out for June, and shows that the ice extent at the end of June is the second lowest of the satellite era record, just behind—last year. This morning's webcam shot from Barrow shows all the shorefast ice is gone.
It is a near certainty this year will be among the few lowest sea ice minimums of record, and certainly could exceed 2007.