Arctic Sea Ice Extent: September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020: Over the past week the sea ice has now increased slightly from the value last week by 0.29% from the level on 9/10/2020 of 3.763 M km2 to 3.774 M km2. Therefore, it looks like the summer melt season has ended and the sea ice extent for 2020 is now in the all-time 2nd place position for low Arctic sea ice extent.

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NSIDC Sea Ice Data Link:
ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/N_seaice_extent_daily_v3.0.csv
Plot Compiled by: Howard J. Diamond, PhD; Climate Science Program Manager at NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory