Arctic Sea Ice Extent 3-28-2019

March 28, 2019: This week the sea ice has decreased by 2.73% from last week's level of 14.657 M km2 to 14.257 M km2 for this week; and so we have likely passed into the sea ice melt season, and we are now just a tick over the extent of ice as in 2017 (magenta line) which was the lowest all-time for this time of year.

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Plot Compiled by: Howard J. Diamond, PhD; Climate Science Program Manager at NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory