Canadian Arctic Sea Ice Reached Record Low in Summer 2012 (Environment Canada)

Canadian Arctic Sea Ice Reached Record Low in Summer 2012 (Environment Canada)

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17 December 2012
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Arctic sea ice reached record-breaking low extents during summer 2012, weeks before the end of the melt season. The previous record for the pan-Arctic sea ice minimum extent was set in September 2007 (4.2 million km2). That record was nearly broken in September 2011, when the sea ice extent shrank to 4.6 million km2. In mid-September 2012, the minimum extent reached 3.41 million km2, a new pan-Arctic sea ice minimum extent (based on the NSIDC 1979-2012 satellite record - source: NSIDC). >> More

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