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Michael Searcy

Michael Searcy has written 124 posts for Fresh Air. The Scent of Pine.

Arctic Sea Ice Watch (Sep 9): 3.50 mil sq km (Previous record low for this date was 4.28 mil sq km)


For September 9, 2012 Current Arctic sea ice extent: 3.50 million sq km (1.35 million sq miles) Previous record low for this date (Sep 9, 2007): 4.28 million sq km (1.65 million sq miles) The 1979-2000 average for this date is just under 7 million sq km (2.7 million sq miles). Arctic sea ice volume … Continue reading

Arctic Sea Ice Watch (Sep 8): 3.53 mil sq km (Previous record low for this date was 4.28 mil sq km)


For September 8, 2012 Current Arctic sea ice extent: 3.53 million sq km (1.36 million sq miles) Previous record low for this date (Sep 8, 2007): 4.28 million sq km (1.65 million sq miles) The 1979-2000 average for this date is just under 7 million sq km (2.7 million sq miles). Arctic sea ice volume … Continue reading

Arctic Sea Ice Watch (Sep 7): 3.58 mil sq km (Previous record low for this date was 4.30 mil sq km)


For September 7, 2012 Current Arctic sea ice extent: 3.58 million sq km (1.38 million sq miles) Previous record low for this date (Sep 6, 2007): 4.30 million sq km (1.66 million sq miles) The 1979-2000 average for this date is just under 7 million sq km (2.7 million sq miles). Arctic sea ice volume … Continue reading

Arctic Sea Ice Watch (Sep 6): 3.49 mil sq km (Previous record low for this date was 4.30 mil sq km)


For September 6, 2012 Current Arctic sea ice extent: 3.49 million sq km (1.35 million sq miles) Previous record low for this date (Sep 6, 2007): 4.30 million sq km (1.66 million sq miles) The 1979-2000 average for this date is just under 7 million sq km (2.7 million sq miles). Arctic sea ice volume … Continue reading

Arctic Sea Ice Watch (Sep 5): 3.51 mil sq km (Previous record low for this date was 4.38 mil sq km)


For September 5, 2012 Current Arctic sea ice extent: 3.51 million sq km (1.36 million sq miles) Previous record low for this date (Sep 5, 2007): 4.38 million sq km (1.69 million sq miles) The 1979-2000 average for this date is just under 7 million sq km (2.7 million sq miles). Arctic sea ice volume … Continue reading

Arctic Sea Ice Watch (Sep 4): 3.56 mil sq km (Previous record low for this date was 4.44 mil sq km)


For September 4, 2012 Current Arctic sea ice extent: 3.56 million sq km (1.37 million sq miles) Previous record low for this date (Sep 4, 2007): 4.44 million sq km (1.71 million sq miles) The 1979-2000 average for this date is just under 7 million sq km (2.7 million sq miles). Arctic sea ice volume … Continue reading

Arctic Sea Ice Watch (Sep 3): 3.54 mil sq km (Previous record low for this date was 4.46 mil sq km)


For September 3, 2012 Current Arctic sea ice extent: 3.54 million sq km (1.37 million sq miles) Previous record low for this date (Sep 3, 2007): 4.46 million sq km (1.72 million sq miles) The 1979-2000 average for this date is just under 7 million sq km (2.7 million sq miles). Arctic sea ice volume … Continue reading

Arctic Ice at Record Low with Weeks of Melting to Go


With two to three more weeks to go in the summer melt season, Arctic sea ice extent has already reached a record low, breaking the previous record set in 2007. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reported that on Sunday, August 26, 2012, the sea ice extent fell to 4.10 million square kilometers … Continue reading

March Madness


March 2012 was one for the record books, literally.  Across the contiguous United States, NOAA has reported that over 15,000 temperature records were either met or broken over this single month.  But, even more astounding was the magnitude with which many of these records were set. The previous records weren’t just broken, they were obliterated.  … Continue reading

The Monthly Climate: May 2011


Texas Drought and Mississippi Flooding Since record keeping began in 1895 the United States has never seen a month so dominated by extreme weather contrasts as May 2011. Based on data from NOAA, during the month of May 19.5% of the country was experiencing severe to extreme dry conditions while 35.2% was experiencing severe to … Continue reading

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