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Arctic Cyclone Breaks Up Sea Ice

NASA has released the following animation which shows how the winds of a large Arctic cyclone broke up the thinning sea ice cover of the Arctic Ocean in early August 2012. According to NASA the storm likely contributed to the ice cap’s shrinking to the smallest recorded extent in the past three decades.

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Arctic Ice Cover from 1978 to 2010

This animation provided by the German Space Agency (DLR) shows Arctic ice cover from 1978 to 2010. The past five years have seen the lowest Arctic sea-ice extent since satellite measurements began in the 1970s.

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