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Friday, October 3, 2008

NSIDC Press Release: Arctic Sea Ice down to second-lowest extent; likely record-low volume despite cooler temperatures and ice-favoring conditions

The National Snow and Ice Data Center has issued a press release describing the results of the 2008 Arctic Sea melt season, stating that the 2008 ice volume was probably the lowest ever recorded.

Below, the graph of the sea ice extent, compared to the long-term average and the years 2005 and 2007. Click on the graph to enlarge it.

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