Arctic sea ice annual minimum is 6th lowest on satellite record

September 23, 2014 12:01 AM

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Arctic sea ice has started to reform after reaching what appears to be an annual minimum that was the sixth-lowest on satellite record, the National Snow and Ice Data Center said on Monday.

Sea-ice coverage fell to 5.016 million square kilometers (1.94 million square miles) Wednesday, slightly below the minimum reached last year and well below the average recorded from 1981 to 2010, according to the NSIDC. This year’s ice minimum was well above the record minimum of 3.41 million square...

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