Publication Date March 28, 2016

Arctic sea ice hits record low peak, again

This NASA Blue Marble image shows Arctic sea ice extent on March 24, 2016. Image: National Snow and Ice Data Center/NASA Earth Observatory

The NSIDC announced on Monday that Arctic sea ice hit its maximum extent for the winter on March 24, when it averaged 5.607 million square miles. That beat last year’s record low of 5.612 million square miles, set on Feb. 25, 2015, by 5,000 square miles or just a bit smaller than the area of Connecticut