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Arctic, Sea Ice

Posted by Administrator (admin) on 9th February, 2010
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Left: University of Illinois Above:6 years of Arctic ice concentration for the same date near summer minimum. The years shown are all years with relatively modest ice areas. Right: Ice area of recent years, summer minimum in million square kilometres, iarc-jaxa satellite data.

 

It may have been a surprise to some that the Arctic summer ice area of 2009 was markedly bigger than both 2007 and 2008. But it should not have been a surprise since the far biggest investigation of ice thickness carried out in the spring 2009 concluded that the ice was thicker than predicted. But this news for some reason never reached main stream medias: http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/05/04/lawrence-solomon-deep-arctic-ice-surprises-scientific-expedition.aspx

Last changed: 9th February, 2010 at 08:43:12

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