Contact: Abby Robinson
Georgia Institute of Technology
Caption: These maps show the differences in Arctic sea ice concentration relative to the long-term average for the winters of (A) 2007-2008, (B) 2008-2009, (C) 2010-2011 and (D) 2010-2011. The lowest levels of Arctic sea ice have been measured between 2007 and 2011, with the record low occurring in 2007.
Credit: Georgia Tech/Jiping Liu
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