Arctic sea ice update

No matter how you look at it, Arctic sea ice trends this fall are grim.

Arctic sea ice extent (spatial coverage) this fall is still tied with 2007 as the lowest on record (upper left) and the extent anomalies (values compared with the 1979-2000 mean) continue to decline (upper right): Minimum sea ice area is also down again this year (lower right) and Arctic ice volume is at a record low this year and the September 2011 value was also a record low (go here for more info). Go here for larger scale original graphics.

Also see this great post on arctic sea ice over at SkS

 

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