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    Sea Ice Update

    12/04/2012, 4:49:25 PM

    The November sea ice update has been released from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

    The NSIDC reports that last month's Arctic sea ice extent was the third lowest on record.


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    Also, for the month of November the Bering Sea ice extent was again above-normal, while the barents and Kara Seas were still mostly ice free by the end of last month.

    Sea ice extent in the Antarctic (below) was slightly above normal for November 2012.


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    Below is the most recent visual of the Arctic sea ice extent.


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