Media Advisory
5 October 2017

Arctic sea ice at 7th lowest September

Arctic sea ice extent for September 2017 was 4.87 million square kilometers (1.88 million square miles). The magenta line shows the 1981 to 2010 average extent for that month. Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center/NASA Earth Observatory. High-resolution imageArctic sea ice extent for September 2017 was 4.87 million square kilometers (1.88 million square miles). The magenta line shows the 1981 to 2010 average extent for that month. Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center/NASA Earth Observatory. High-resolution image
After reaching the eighth lowest minimum on September 13, Arctic sea ice extent averaged 4.87 million square kilometers (1.88 million square miles) for the month of September, the seventh lowest September in the satellite record, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Read the full analysis of the 2017 melt season on NSIDC’s Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis.

Media contact

Natasha Vizcarra
National Snow and Ice Data Center
+1 303.492.5624, press@nsidc.org