Feb 5, 2016

Arctic sea ice hit record low for January

Arctic Bay, NU
Canada
by
Yereth Rosen
,
Alaska Dispatch News
Arctic sea ice reached a new record low for January last month. Photo: NASA
Arctic sea ice reached a new record low for January last month. Photo: NASA

Sea ice extent over the Arctic last month was the lowest for any January in the satellite record, with freeze-up slowed by unusually high air temperatures over the Arctic Ocean and an atmospheric pattern in the Atlantic side that moved cold weather to more southern latitudes, scientists said