Researchers from the University of Washington say that the volume of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to a record high. Glacier area of 4.6 million square feet. km. Forty years ago it was 7 million square feet. km.
Based on the data received from the satellite, scientists have created a computer model to reduce the volume of ice, said study leader Alex Schweiger. According to him, every summer the glaciers are melting in the Arctic, reaching its lowest level in mid-September.
The biggest concern of researchers is the fact that the tendency to reduce the amount of ice is maintained for 32 years.
At 81 degrees latitude air temperature is 2.5 degrees Celsius. It's too warm weather in the Arctic, even in late summer. A year earlier, the air was 4 degrees colder.