Arctic report card for 2016

As every year, NOAA recently published its Arctic report card summarising the status of the Arctic’s ice extent in the video above.

Highlights include:

  • The average surface air temperaturefor the year ending September 2016 is by far the highest since 1900.
  • Spring snow cover extentin the North American Arctic was the lowest in the satellite record, which started in 1967.
  • In 37 years of Greenland ice sheetobservations, only one year had earlier onset of spring melting than 2016.

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Mara Dambour

Mara Dambour

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