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2 April 2014

Arctic sea ice extent reaches maximum for 2014

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the year on March 21 at 14.91 million square kilometers.

27 March 2014

Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast, study says

A new study says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable.

17 December 2013

NSIDC wins dark data rescue award

An NSIDC project that produced the earliest satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice has been given the International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences.

9 December 2013

Landsat 8 helps unveil coldest place on Earth

NSIDC scientists recently recorded the lowest temperatures on Earth at a desolate and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica, trumping a record set in 1983 and uncovering a new puzzle about the ice-covered continent.

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