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28 September 2005
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Sea Ice Decline Intensifies

Figure 5: Surface temperature anomaly

Figure 5: Surface temperature anomaly

This image shows the difference between 2005 surface air temperatures in degrees Celsius (averaged for January through August) and the fifty-year mean (1955-2004) for the same months. The preponderance of positive values indicates an unusually warm Arctic in 2005. (NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis; NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center )
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