Friday, November 6, 2009

A tad warm in the Arctic this past October

Warm winds slow autumn ice growth:
Sea ice extent grew throughout October, as the temperature dropped and darkness returned to the Arctic. However, a period of relatively slow ice growth early in the month kept the average ice extent low—October 2009 had the second-lowest ice extent for the month over the 1979 to 2009 period.
The rest of the article is worth a read. Certainly, the report and the graphics are sobering (h/t The Oil Drum).

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