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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

The Monthly Climate: March 2011


  In Brief March 2011 began with a major setback to improving NASA climate observation capabilities with the launch failure of the Glory satellite. Intended to improve both solar monitoring and aerosol impacts on global climate, Glory suffered a fate similar to its 2009 predecessor, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO), which also experienced a launch … Continue reading

Arctic Warming Pushing Winter Weather South


Meteorologist David Eichorn with the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) discusses how warming around Earth’s northern pole can push winter weather further south resulting in colder temperatures across the Northeastern and Eastern United States.

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