Updated Arctic Sea Ice

January 2, 2020: the sea ice has increased by 2.76% from last week's level of 12.713 M km2 to 13.074 M km2 for this week. So, while it's not that easy to see the amount for 2020 on the plot, at this point, we're in the pack for the past several years.

Plot Compiled by: Howard J. Diamond, PhD; Climate Science Program Manager at NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory Data Source: National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC; https://nsidc.org/.

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Daily sea ice concentration provided by NSIDC.

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Plot Compiled by: Howard J. Diamond, PhD; Climate Science Program Manager at NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory Data Source: National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC; https://nsidc.org/.