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Arctic Ocean Begins Its Annual Melt At A Low Peak

If the surface area of sea ice in the Arctic is the same as it was at the beginning of last year’s record-breaking melt, but the ice is thinner than it was then, the conclusion is clear. There’s even less volume of ice in Arctic waters right now than there was at this time last year, meaning that less energy will be required to melt it down to last year’s record-low surface area.

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Double Dip: Arctic Ice Resumes Late Season Melt

Last week, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported: Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum extent on 10 September. The minimum ice extent was the third-lowest in the satellite record, after 2007 and 2008, and continues the trend of decreasing

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Arctic Ocean Climate News Roundup for October 2008

The climate of the Arctic Ocean is changing dramatically. A summary of findings from the past month: Scientists have found methane plumes emerging from seabed permafrost north of Russia at rates 100 times higher than normal. The area of the Arctic Ocean that melted this

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