Bremerhaven (dpa) - The area of sea ice covered in the Arctic is as small as it has been in seven years. Only around 3.9 million square kilometers of the Arctic Ocean are covered with sea ice at the end of the melting period, said the Alfred Wegener Institute. For example, the annual minimum dropped below four million square kilometers for the second time since satellite measurements began in 1979. The scientists will not draw the final results for 2019 until October.
Press release of the Alfred Wegener Institute
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