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NWF   |   November 1, 2012

The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean broke a new record low when it reached its annual summertime minimum extent. | Image credit: NASA

The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean appears to have reached its annual summertime minimum extent and broken a new record low on Sept. 16, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has reported. Analysis of satellite data by NASA and the NASA-supported NSIDC at the University of Colorado in Boulder showed that the sea ice extent shrunk to 1.32 million square miles (3.41 million square kilometers).

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012-seaicemin.html

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