Many have been watching with interest the daily changes in Arctic sea ice, to see whether or not the year’s melt will lead to a new record low for sea ice area, extent, and/or volume. According to Cryosphere Today, one of those records has been broken, that for sea ice area. And it’s not even September for another 12 days.
Here’s the year-on-year area data with 2012 highlighted in red:
And here’s a closeup:
As for the record lows of extent and volume … time will tell. Soon.