NOT SO GREEN  |  Arctic Ice Extent Minimum - 2016

By Steven Keeler | Sep 18, 2016
Source: NSIDC

 

 

Arctic sea ice has reached the minimum for 2016 and turned the corner.

 

  • Earliest minimum since 1997 – shows how cold it is getting there
  • This year extent was 22% above 2012, despite two massive storms
  • Thickness is way up on 2010 and 2011
  • Already extent is above 2007, as well as 2012, for this date
  • We are looking at one of the fastest ice growths in September on record

 

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