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28 September 2005
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Sea Ice Decline Intensifies
2005 Images and Animations

Figure 1: September extent trend, 1978-2005

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Then-and-now five-day running mean (from Figure 3)

Thumbnail of grpahic showing 1980 Arctic sea ice extent in September
Then: 1980 September minimum concentration anomaly map

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Thumbnail of grpahic showing 2005 Arctic sea ice extent in September
Now: 2005 September minimum concentration anomaly map

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Credit for the above images: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Then-and-now animations from NASA

NASA.gov: Sea Ice Minimum Concentration 3-year moving averages for 1979-1981 to 2003-2005
NASA.gov: Sea Ice Minimum Concentration for 1979-2005