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Oct 06, 2010

Now You See It, Soon You Won't

This NASA image from September 19 shows Arctic sea ice at its 2010 minimum--1.78 million square miles, the third lowest in the satellite record. This fits into a general pattern of decline, the agency notes, especially in "multi-year" ice. "[T]he 2010 season showed an increase in second- and third-year ice—which might eventually thicken—but the oldest and thickest ice had mostly disappeared from the Arctic."  

--Paul Rauber

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