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Arctic Sea Ice Extent Below Average Since 2002

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Below Average Since 2002

The annual Arctic sea ice minimum extent has been below average every year since 2002.

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum is Coming Later

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum is Coming Later

Climate change has delayed the date of the annual Arctic sea ice minimum.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Threatening to Set Record Low

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Threatening to Set Record Low

The annual maximum Arctic sea ice extent is threatening to set a record low this year.

Arctic Sea Ice Volume on Thin Ice

Arctic Sea Ice Volume on Thin Ice

Ten of the lowest annual Arctic sea ice volume minimums have been in the last 11 years.

Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice

Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice

2015's annual maximum of winter Arctic sea ice is the lowest in the satellite record.

September Arctic Sea Ice

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

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

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.