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September 25, 2023
Antarctic sets a record low maximum by wide margin
On September 10, Antarctic sea ice likely reached its annual maximum extent of 16.96 million square kilometers (6.55 million square miles). This is the lowest sea ice maximum in the 1979 to 2023 sea ice record by a wide margin. Please note … Continue reading
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