Friday, August 24, 2012

New JAXA record low Arctic Sea Ice Extent

The lowest previous SIE in the IJIS JAXA record since 2002 had been 4,254,531 sq km on 25 September 2007.

The value for August 24 2012 is 4,189,375 sq km.

JAXA has been apt to correct upward current day readings, and the latest melt day was 149,000 sq km. But still there is a fair cushion there. JAXA melting is still very rapid.

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