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25 February 2022 / ArcticToday

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent at a near-record early date

Saint Paul, Alaska, United States

The melt season for Arctic sea ice is underway after the annual maximum extent was reached late last month. Sea ice extent reached its annual maximum on Feb. 25, 15 days earlier than the 1981-2010 average date and one of the earliest dates for that milestone in the four-decade satellite record.

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