Trend in Arctic Sea ice extent in March and September

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This figure shows the time series of Arctic Sea ice extent from 1979 to 2012. Trend lines and observation points for March (the month of sea ice extent maximum) and September (the month of sea ice extent minimum) have been indicated.


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Geographical coverage: Arctic sea

Data regularly updated and downloadable Source: data produced by the EUMETSAT OSI SAF ( and the CryoClim ( project delivered through MyOcean (

involved Persons: Thomas Lavergne , Mari Anne Killie,  Lars Anders Breivik (METNO). Stefan Kern (ZMAW)  University of Hamburg /  CliSAP  Grindelberg 5 / D-20144 Hamburg / Germany

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