Sunday, March 6, 2011
Global warming: February sea ice extent at record low
Arctic sea ice extent in February tied with 2005 for lowest on record since 1979, when satellite measurements began. Ice covered about 5.54 million square miles of the Arctic area, about half a million square miles below the average.
The sea ice extent was below average in both the Atlantic and Pacific sectors, especially in theLabrador Sea and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, according to the monthly update from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. More >>>