Arctic anomaly - January 2016

Arctic Sea Ice at Record Low for January

An unusually warm January over the Arctic ocean combined with a strong negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation¬†shrunk sea ice extent to its lowest point for any January in the satellite record going back to 1979. With air temperatures as much as 13 degrees Fahrenheit above average over much of the Arctic ocean, sea ice extent was 405,000 square miles …

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