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Arctic Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on Record

Sea ice covered more area this summer compared to recent years, but it was also much thinner.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Story by Kathryn Hansen and Roberto Molar Candanosa/NASA’s Earth Science News Team.

Published September 23, 2021
Data acquired September 16, 2021

Sources:
DMSP > SSM/I
DMSP > SSMIS
Nimbus 7 > SMMR