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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

Changes at the Ends of the Earth


The last few days have seen announcements of some significant changes happening at the Earth’s poles. In Antarctica, the narrow ice bridge which was connecting the Wilkins Ice Shelf to two small islands has snapped, leaving the shelf, which is the size of Jamaica, likely to break away. Rifts in the bridge had been noticed … Continue reading

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