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Slow ice growth leads to low November ice extent

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC): Arctic sea ice grew more slowly than average in November, leading to the second-lowest ice extent for the month. At the end of November, Hudson Bay was still nearly ice-free. (Dec 6, 2010)


Arctic ice extent remains low despite rapid growth

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC): After reaching its minimum extent on September 19, Arctic sea ice grew rapidly through the first half of October before slowing down late in the month. Even with that rapid growth, ice extent for October was the third lowest for that month in the satellite record. Air temperatures in the Arctic were higher than normal. (Nov 2, 2010)


Weather and feedbacks lead to third-lowest extent

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC): An eventful summer sea ice melt season has ended in the Arctic. Ice extent reached its low for the year, the third lowest in the satellite record, on 19 September. Both the Northwest Passage and the Northern Sea Route were open for a period during September. (Oct 4, 2010)


End of summer approaches for Arctic sea ice

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC): Arctic sea ice generally reaches its annual minimum extent in mid-September. This August, ice extent was the second lowest in the satellite record, after 2007. On September 3, ice extent dropped below the seasonal minimum for 2009 to become the third lowest in the satellite record. (Sep 7, 2010)


Canada picks site for Arctic research station

Nature: Cambridge Bay location offers a wealth of opportunities for studying the far north. (Aug 25, 2010)


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