Record Low Sea Ice at the end of November

Record Low Sea Ice at the end of November

Record Low Sea Ice at the end of November

November 2017

Sea ice was extraordinarily slow to grow during November in the Chukchi and Bering Seas near Alaska. Ice started to grow out from the coast during the last ten days of the month, but a huge area of the offshore Chukchi Sea and nearly all of the northern Bering Sea remained ice-free. The combined Chukchi and Bering Sea ice extent was less than half of 1981-2010 average and 20% lower than the previous lowest (2014) in the satellite era (since 1978).

Latitude: 
69.00
Longitude: 
-170.00
Kind: 
Sea Ice Changes
Interval: 
Monthly

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