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Watch Arctic ice level cover hit a 30 year low

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  • Independent
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    New information from the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows Arctic sea ice reached a maximum extent of 5.61 million square miles this winter—50,000 square miles below the next lowest maximum recorded in 2011. As NASA illustrates, this is well short of the average maximum sea ice concentration observed in the 35 years prior, and the lowest of any year since satellite observation began in 1979.

    conspiro.net/2015/03/watch-arctic-ice-cover-hit-a-30-year-low/
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    Here's the link to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. It has some graphs to illustrate the point.

    NSIDC, March 19, 2015: Arctic sea ice reaches lowest maximum extent on record

    I should also point out that while this winter is establishing a new lowest maximum, it is the opposite of last winter when scientists observed record growth in the sea ice over the winter. I don't know that any one year like this year or last year is significant. It does show variability from year to year. Longer term trends would have to be observed to draw conclusions.
  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote: Here's the link to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. It has some graphs to illustrate the point.

    NSIDC, March 19, 2015: Arctic sea ice reaches lowest maximum extent on record

    I should also point out that while this winter is establishing a new lowest maximum, it is the opposite of last winter when scientists observed record growth in the sea ice over the winter. I don't know that any one year like this year or last year is significant. It does show variability from year to year. Longer term trends would have to be observed to draw conclusions.
    As long as I can sit in my pool with a cold glass of wine in the middle of winter; who cares ( The super hypocrite from Dutchy land) Ha ha.