Updated Arctic Sea Ice

December 6, 2018: This week the sea ice increase rose a bit less slowly than the past few weeks by another 3.08% from last week's level of 10.863 M km2 to 11.208 M km2 for this week, and so the rate of growth trend is a bit down from last week and now just under the 2012 level at this time of year.

Plot Compiled by: Howard J. Diamond, PhD; Climate Science Program Manager at NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory Data Source: National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC; https://nsidc.org/.

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Daily sea ice concentration provided by NSIDC.

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Plot Compiled by: Howard J. Diamond, PhD; Climate Science Program Manager at NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory Data Source: National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC; https://nsidc.org/.