NASA: Arctic sea ice wintertime extent hits record low

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March 29, 2016
India Today [India]    
Posted in News, PND News

"Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second year in a row, according to NASA scientists. Every year, the cap of frozen seawater floating on top of the Arctic Ocean and its neighbouring seas melts during the spring and summer and grows back in the fall and winter months, reaching its maximum yearly extent between February and April, researchers said. On March 24, Arctic sea ice extent peaked at 14.52 million square kilometres, a new record low winter maximum extent in the satellite record that started in 1979." (03/29/16)  

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