Many journalists follow closely the Arctic sea ice extent at the end of the melt season. In response to your needs, we have developed this site with frequent updates on the status of the ice, complete with running commentary from staff scientists, as well as frequently updated graphics.
Please note that we are happy to arrange interviews with our experts throughout the sea ice melt season. Please see Contacts, below.
Milestones to watch for
Each fall, NSIDC monitors the following milestones regarding the sea ice:
Because this is a great deal of information to analyze, the official press release will be the ultimate source for final information on the state of the ice.
Timing of the minimum
The minimum Arctic sea ice extent may happen at any time between early September and early October; please watch the Arctic Sea Ice News Fall 2007 site for the latest news.
Official press release
At the end of the melt season, NSIDC will publish a press release to summarize and present analysis on the data gathered during the Arctic sea ice melt. Please watch the site for announcements concerning the exact date of that release and ongoing updates.
To be added to the NSIDC Press Release Notification list, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Subscribe press release list" in the subject and full contact information in the body of the message.
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