Arctic Web Cam
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August 30, 2012 – The North Pole Environmental Observatory web cams shows arctic images from April 24 through August 24, 2012. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reports that "nearly a month before the Arctic sea ice extent usually reaches its minimum at the end of summer, the August 26, 2012 daily extent appears to be the lowest in the satellite record, less than the previous low observed on September 18, 2007. Sea ice extent is expected to continue to diminish until the middle of September."
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