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Arctic Sea Ice Extent: August 4, 2022

August 4, 2022: Over the past week, the sea ice has now decreased by a lower rate from last week of 6.31%, from the level on 07/28/2022 of 7.064 M km2 to 6.618 M km2 for this week. 

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/).

The negative sea ice anomaly this week was lower from the anomaly of -1.292 M km2 on 07/28/2022 to a less negative anomaly of -1.225 M km2 on 08/04/2022 and so less anomalously negative for this time of year. 

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/).