Updated Arctic Sea Ice

August 16, 2018: This week the sea ice decrease rate was another 7.69% and down from last week's level of 5.967 M km2 to 5.508 M km2 for this week. We continue to be paralleling the 2017 level at this same time of the 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/.