26 August 2008
Figure 1. Daily Arctic sea ice extent for August 26, 2008, fell below the 2005 minimum, which was 5.32 million square kilometers (2.05 million square miles). The orange line shows the 1979 to 2000 average extent for that day. The black cross indicates the geographic North Pole. Sea Ice Index data.
Media Advisory: Arctic sea ice now second-lowest on record
Sea ice extent has fallen below the 2005 minimum, previously the
On August 27, 2008, at approximately 9:15 am MT, we issued an update with finalized numbers.
For the full announcement, see http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2008/082608.html.
For current updates on Arctic sea ice, see http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/.
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