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Monday, August 26, 2013
My Arctic Forecast : Doubling Of Arctic Ice In 2013
Arctic ice melt has dropped to almost zero. Comparing current ice vs. mid-September 2012, there is more than 100% more ice than at last year’s minimum. A rapid freeze between now and mid-September could make this number much larger.
The map below compares current ice (green and yellow) vs. mid-September 2012 (red and yellow)
The alarming loss of sea ice which has grown worse each summer over the past several decades, has taken a sharp turn for the worse: this year the loss is right in the middle, the most resilient part of the ice cover. This could lead to a completely ice-free Arctic Ocean by September.