Cloudy, cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice
September 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That's far below average, but considerably above the record low set five years ago.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center said Tuesday that on Sept. 13 sea ice in Arctic shrank to its smallest area of the season: 1.79 million square miles (4.64 million square kilometers).
Data center scientist Ted Scambos said the Arctic sea ice set a record for the smallest winter amount earlier this year and was close to 2012's record low levels through July. Then a cloudy and cooler than no...