A record minimum arctic sea ice extent and area in 2002
Article first published online: 5 FEB 2003
Copyright 2003 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 30, Issue 3, February 2003
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2003), A record minimum arctic sea ice extent and area in 2002, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1110, doi:10.1029/2002GL016406, 3., , , , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 5 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 5 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 DEC 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 22 NOV 2002
- Manuscript Received: 7 OCT 2002
 Arctic sea ice extent and area in September 2002 reached their lowest levels recorded since 1978. These conditions likely resulted from (1) anomalous warm southerly winds in spring, advecting ice poleward from the Siberian coast (2) persistent low pressure and high temperatures over the Arctic Ocean in summer, promoting ice divergence and rapid melt.