Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Arctic Ice Update

Here's the Alaska-centric view of sea ice coverage in the Arctic as of August 15th. As as been the case for a couple weeks, this summer's coverage is just above the record low year of 2007. There is about another month of retreat left; it looks certain that this year will have either the lowest or second lowest summer ice minimum coverage in the satellite era (since 1979).

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