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NASA – Arctic Sea Ice Hits Smallest Extent In Satellite Era

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Smallest Extent In Satellite Era

09.16.2012 - Arctic Sea Ice Hits Smallest Extent In Satellite Era

Satellite data reveal how the new record low Arctic sea ice extent, from Sept. 16, 2012, compares to the average minimum extent over the past 30 years (in yellow). Sea ice extent maps are derived from data captured by the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer aboard NASA’s Nimbus-7 satellite and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager on multiple satellites from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. Credit: NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio

The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean appears to have

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