Saturday, August 20, 2016

NASA Monitors the 'New Normal' of Sea Ice

Visualization of Arctic sea ice extent on Aug. 13, 2016. (Credit: NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio) Click to Enlarge.
This year's melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May.  One NASA sea ice scientist describes this as 'the new normal.'

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