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The Melting North Pole

The concentration and extent of sea ice in the Arctic has been on the decline since the mid-1990's. Data collected by the DMSP satellite's SSM/I sensor is shown here for 2007 - 2008. These two years had the lowest ice extents on record since satellite observations first began.

The Melting North Pole
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Keywords:Arctic, sea ice, DMSP, SSMI, climate logo
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