We mentioned earlier today that NASA has new data showing the Arctic sea ice is thinner as well as there is simply less of it. Posted today on YouTube is a simulation from NASA on Arctic sea ice changes. The 2009 Arctic sea ice maximum extent (the amount of sea ice covering the Arctic at the end of each winter) has just been reached - and there isn't a whole heck of a lot of it. Click through to see how this year rates with previous years. The video shows some incredible simulations of the melting ice shelf, then goes on to a narration of how information was gathered.
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