Updated Arctic Sea Ice

January 16, 2020: Over the past 2 weeks the sea ice has increased by 3.67% from the level on 1/2/2020 of 13.074 M km2 to 13.572 M km2 for this week. At this point, we're about tied with the sea ice extent levels in 2012 (green line) and 2018 (orange line).

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/.