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September Arctic Sea Ice

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September Arctic Sea Ice

2014's Arctic sea ice minimum isn’t going to be as low as the record set in 2012, but it will be well below the 1981-2010 average.

2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

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2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

Compared with the median ice cover from 1981-2010, 2013's Arctic sea ice loss comes out to approximately 1.74 times the land area of Texas.

Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

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Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

Arctic warming and loss of sea ice may be helping to drive cold air southward, into the US and Europe, according to recent studies.

Envisioning Ice Loss

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Envisioning Ice Loss

Greenland lost an average of 577 billion tons of ice per year from 2004-2007. But just how much is that?

Arctic Changes

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Arctic Changes

Visualizations of recent changes in Arctic sea ice and on Greenland and Alaska.

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Fall

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Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Fall

Submarine and satellite data since 1980 show steady shrinking.

Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Winter

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Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Winter

Submarine and satellite data since 1980 show steady shrinking.

Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Fall

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Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Fall

Fall view: Arctic sea ice has been getting thinner, even faster than its area has been shrinking.