The annual maximum ice in the Arctic

31 Mar

ice U.S. National Center 31/03/2012, a leading monitor of snow and ice, said that March 18 has been reached the annual maximum ice cover in the Arctic -15.24 million square meters. miles.
This value is 617 thousand square meters. km less than the average of many years, but much more than in 2011, when it was installed historic low (14.64 sq. km.). The peculiarity of the season was that it happened 12 days later than usual period.

However, experts clarify that although the March 23 area of ​​the ice began to decline, it is possible that he again nachet grow. Ongoing monitoring of the area of ​​ice confirm this assumption. It is possible that most will have an even later date.

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