The 2007 minimum sea-ice extent
: Nov 12, 2009
: Oct 23, 2008
: Nov 29, 2012 11:39 AM
Note: The extent of the summer sea ice in September 2007 reached a historical minimum, 39 % below the climatic average for the first two decades of satellite observations (red line)
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The weather conditions that summer were dominated by clear skies. Continuous warm winds blew the ice towards the coast of Canada-Greenland and out into the north-east Atlantic, where it melted.
Geographical coverage: Arctic and the north pole
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