Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory
– Satellite measurements recorded the 5th lowest Arctic sea ice maximum extent on record. The top ten smallest maxima have all occurred in the past ten years.
– As the Arctic experienced a new record summer minimum for ice extent, the Antarctic set a new record for maximum winter sea ice.
– These maps compare Arctic sea ice minimum extents in 1984 (a year with average coverage) and 2012 (the new record low).
Originally Published by BBC - Europe's Cryosat mission is now watching the ebb and flow of Arctic sea ice with high precision.
Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - The extent of Arctic sea ice peaked at 15.24 million square kilometers on March 18, 2012.
Originally Published by e360