Alaska Climate Research Center

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Our departure maps are updated daily to show the difference between the current temperature and expected temperature, based on 30 years of previously values.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent: June 30, 2022

June 30, 2022: Over the past week, the sea ice has now decreased by a slightly lower rate of 5.08% from the level on 06/23/2022 of 10.214 M km2 to 9.695 M km2 for this week.

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Wildfire Situation

Alaska wildfires are spreading at a rapid pace. To date there are 365 fires confirmed (Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Wildland Fire Dashboard). Almost 1.8 Mio acres have burned, which exceeds the end-of-June acreage of any record fire year (i.e. 2004, 2005) to date since observational data exist. Abnormally dry conditions coupled with periods of windy …

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