Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Uncharted Territory

Arctic sea-ice extent is presently the lowest on this day in the satellite era (yellow line below), which begins in 1979.

Source: http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/arctic.sea.ice.interactive.html
Time will tell if we will set a record for the warm-season minimum, which usually occurs in September.

For more information, check out the National Snow & Ice Center's Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis web page.

1 comment:

  1. Unless I missed a day on that chart from 2007 or 2011, today has already set the record Arctic sea ice minimum area just edging out Sept. 12, 2011.