Sea-ice

Follow the Arctic sea-ice melt season on cryo.met.no!

 This webpage will hold daily updated sea-ice extent graphs until the end of the Arctic melt season 2019.

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Record early sea ice melt outside Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska

The 2019 sea ice melt outside the Alaskan city Utqiagvik (Barrow) happens record early. The regional sea ice extent of June 2019 is comparable to the July extent for the previous record year of 2017. The 2019 regional sea ice extent curve is two months earlier than for the 1980s.

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Winter polynya north of Greenland

2018 was the first time since the start of satellite observations in 1979 that an area of open water (or polynya) in the sea ice occurred north of Greenland during winter months.

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