Updated Arctic Sea Ice

June 25, 2020: Over the past week the sea ice has decreased by 5.08% from the level on 6/18/2020 of 10.436 M km2 to 9.906 M km2 for this week. The new blue line for 2020 is about even with the all-time record lows for this time of year in 2012 level (green line), and heading down to some all-time lows for this time of year. Will this trend lead to an all-time low by Sep 2020? Could be; jury is still out on that one.

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/.