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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Smallest Extent In Satellite Era

19 Sep 2012, 19:20 UTC
Arctic Sea Ice Hits Smallest Extent In Satellite Era

The floating, frozen sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean melted to a record low extent on Sept. 16, 2012, continuing a long-term trend that has seen the summer size of the ice cap shrink dramatically in the past three decades.

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