Seasonal Record Low Sea Ice Extent in Bering Sea

Seasonal Record Low Sea Ice Extent in Bering Sea

Seasonal Record Low Sea Ice Extent in Bering Sea

April 2018

The maximum extent of sea ice in the Bering Sea for the 2017-18 season was reached on February 7th at just over 410,000 km². This is less than half the normal maximum seasonal extent and is by far the lowest in the 40-year satellite era database. For the first time, sea ice did not reach St. Matthew Island, and open water was frequent off of St. Lawrence Island. 

Latitude: 
62.30
Longitude: 
-169.00
Kind: 
Sea Ice Changes
Interval: 
Seasonal and Longer

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