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Arctic Sea Ice Sets Record-Low Peak for Third Year

Across the Arctic Ocean temperatures were nearly 5 degrees Fahrenheit above average, and in the Chukchi and Barents seas temperatures soared 9°F above average.

Published On 03/23/2017
12:24 PM EDT
Arctic air temperature differences about 2,500 feet above sea level in degrees Celsius from Oct. 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017. Yellows and reds indicate temperatures higher than the 1981 to 2010 average; blues and purples indicate temperatures lower than the 1981 to 2010 average. Credit: NSIDC