Black Swans and the NOAA Arctic Report Card

At the American Geophysical Union annual fall meeting this week in San Francisco, NOAA released their 2016 Arctic Report Card. The Arctic Report Card, now in its 11th year, is the work of 61 scientists from 11 nations who report on air, ocean, land, and ecosystem changes. Find visual highlights from the report in NOAA’s 2016 Arctic Report Card: Visual highlights article at

Along with the extraordinarily warm Arctic this fall and winter, the record low ice extents for this time of year in both hemispheres are making the news. Another article, Global sea ice in November: Black swans flock to both poles, has the story with plots using data from the NOAA@NSIDC Sea Ice Index.

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