Arctic sea ice

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New record minimum ice extent in the Arctic and it is still melting rapidly

Arctic sea ice area (upper) an ice extent (lower) during the years 2007 to 2012 per 25th August, 2012 as reported at the Nansen Center’s European ice information service.   Source: Nansen Center/ www.arctic-roos.org.Arctic sea ice area (upper) an ice extent (lower) during the years 2007 to 2012 per 25th August, 2012 as reported at the Nansen Center’s European ice information service. Source: Nansen Center/ www.arctic-roos.org.A record minimum sea ice area in the Arctic is observed now in August 2012 and the ice is still melting rapidly.

Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low, by some estimates

 By Alister Doyle

OSLO | Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:15pm EDT

 

(Reuters) - The area of ice in the Arctic Ocean has thawed to a record low, surpassing the previous 2007 minimum in a sign of climate change transforming the region, according to some scientific estimates.

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