Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sea ice area falls below 2.5 million square km

Arctic sea ice area has fallen below 2.5 million square km. 

Sea ice area was 2.48831 million square km on the 242nd day of 2012, as shown on the image below by The Cryosphere Today.  

Sea ice area was 13.70851 million square km on the 88th day of 2012. That's a loss of 11.2202 million square km, or about 82%.  And there's still quite a few days to go in the melting season.   

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