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Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis

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NSIDC Green Data Center

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Monthly Highlights

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News at NSIDC

18 April 2013

Glimpses of sea ice past

NSIDC researchers assemble the earliest satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice.

18 April 2013

On thin ice

NSIDC lead scientist Ted Scambos and colleagues are spending the month of April and part of May in Antarctica to explore the crumbling Antarctic Ice Shelf. Read about their explorations on their blog, "On thin ice."

25 March 2013

Arctic sea ice reaches maximum extent

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the year on March 15 at 15.13 million square kilometers, the sixth lowest in the satellite record.

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