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Low Sea Ice Amid Arctic Warming

Arctic sea ice in February 2018 was the lowest of any February on record, while air temperatures in the region soared.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NCEP reanalysis data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD. Story by Kathryn Hansen with reporting by Maria-José Viñas/NASA’s Earth Science News Team.

Published March 8, 2018
Data acquired February - March 6, 2018

Sources:
DMSP > SSM/I
DMSP > SSMIS
In situ Measurement
Model
Nimbus 7 > SMMR