Arctic News

❄ Present Arctic Ice Extent ❄


Arctic sea ice extent, 2012's record-breaking minimum for
reference (above only), and 1981-2010 average extent.
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❄ 2017 Arctic News, Monthly Updates and Misc. ❄

April 11, 2017

March 22, 2017

The Arctic just set a grim record for low levels of sea ice (Washington Post).

March 9, 2017

March 6, 2017

Another warm month in the Arctic (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

February 27, 2017

February 10, 2017

February 7, 2017

2017 ushers in record low extent (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

February 1, 2017

January 5, 2017

Low sea ice extent continues in both poles (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

❄ 2016 Arctic News, Monthly Updates and Misc. ❄

December 13, 2016

Arctic Report Card 2016 (NOAA, Annual Review).

December 6, 2016

Sea ice hits record lows (NSIDC, Monthly Update).
Sea ice hits record lows (NSIDC, Press Release).

November 19, 2016

November 14, 2016

Warm Winter Cyclone Damaged Arctic Sea Ice Pack (NASA).

November 2, 2016

Sluggish ice growth in the Arctic (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

October 28, 2016

Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing (NASA).

October 16, 2016

Arctic Sea Ice 2016 (Yale Climate Connections).

October 5, 2016

September 15, 2016

September 7, 2016

August 19, 2016

Sea Ice and the Impact of Record Summer Heat (Wall Street Journal).

August 16, 2016

August 4, 2016

August 3, 2016

A cool and stormy Arctic in July (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

July 20, 2016

July 6, 2016

June 7, 2016

Low ice, low snow, both poles (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

May 3, 2016

April 6, 2016

March ends a most interesting winter (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

March 28, 2016

March 2, 2016

February 4, 2016

January 5, 2016

2015 in review (NSIDC, Annual Review).

❄ 2015 Arctic News, Monthly Updates and Misc. ❄

December 15, 2015

Arctic Report Card 2015 (NOAA, Annual Review).

December 14, 2015

December 1, 2015

A variable rate of ice growth (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

November 4, 2015

Winter is coming to the Arctic (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

October 6, 2015

2015 melt season in review (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

September 18, 2015

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2015 Minimum Extent (NASA, News).

September 15, 2015

September 8, 2015

September 2, 2015

September 1, 2015

August 17, 2015

Arctic Openings (NSIDC, News).

August 5, 2015

Open and Shut (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

July 8, 2015

Downwardly mobile (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

July 1, 2015

June 19-20, 2015

The Bering and Chukchi Seas VIIRS satellite image (NASA). "Satellite ocean color measurements of the Bering and Chukchi seas are often prevented by cloud (and in winter, ice) cover, but for several days ... the ocean was unusually free of obstruction."

June 3, 2015

May in decline (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

May 6, 2015

April 22, 2015

April 7, 2015

A Double Dip (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

March 23, 2015

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest Maximum Extent on Record (NSIDC, News).

March 4, 2015

February 3, 2015

Vary January (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

January 7, 2015

December ends, 2014 in review (NSIDC, Monthly Update).

❄ 2014 Archive Highlights ❄

December 17, 2014

Arctic Report Card 2014 (NOAA).

December 2, 2014

September 22, 2014

July 12, 2014

April 2, 2014


❄ 2013 Archive Highlights ❄

December 12, 2013

Arctic Report Card 2013 (NOAA).

October 3, 2013

August 19, 2013

July 30, 2013

July 2, 2013

June 18, 2013

April 3, 2013

Sea Ice Max 2013: An Interesting Year for Arctic Sea Ice (NASA).

March 25, 2013

January 8, 2013

Arctic Oscillation switches to negative phase (NSIDC).

❄ 2012 Archive Highlights ❄

December 5, 2012

Arctic Report Card 2012 (NOAA).

November 5, 2012

October 15, 2012

October, 2012

Global Snow & Ice - September 2012 | State of the Climate (NOAA).

September 19, 2012

August 27, 2012

August 14, 2012

August 6, 2012

May 3, 2012

March 26, 2012

January 5, 2012


❄ 2011 Archive Highlights ❄

December 5, 2011

November 29, 2011

Arctic Report Card 2011 (NOAA).

November 2, 2011

October 4, 2011

August 3, 2011

March 23, 2011

February 2, 2011

January 5, 2011


❄ 2010 Archive Highlights ❄

October 19, 2010

Arctic Report Card 2010 (NOAA).

October 4, 2010

July 20, 2010

July 6, 2010

April 6, 2010

January 5, 2010


❄ 2009 Archive Highlights ❄

October 6, 2009

September 17, 2009

April 6, 2009

March 30, 2009

February 3, 2009


❄ 2008 Archive Highlights ❄

November 10, 2008

October 2, 2008

September 16, 2008

July 17, 2008

July 2, 2008

April 7, 2008


❄ 2007 Archive Highlights ❄

October 1, 2007



❄ 2006 Archive Highlights ❄

October 3, 2006



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