Mar 28, 2016

Freakishly mild Arctic winter leads to lowest winter sea ice cover on record

Arctic
by
Andrew Freedman
,
Mashable
Image: NASA
Image: NASA

Arctic sea ice hit its lowest annual maximum on record as of March 24, after one of the most unusually mild winters that many Arctic residents and longtime observers have ever seen. The sea ice maximum, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, was even lower than the record level seen just last year, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado