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 Eis der Arktis auf zweitniedrigstem Niveau infographic
Grafik zeigt Eismeer Ausdehnung per 15. Sep 2020 und Vergleich mit dem Stand von 2012.


Erderwärmung lässt Eis am Polarmeer auf zweitniedrigsten Stand schmelzen

September 22, 2020 - Arktisches Meereis bedeckte 3,74 km2 am 15. September, das ist die geringste Ausdehnung des heurigen Jahres und der zweit-niedrigste Stand seit Beginn der Satellitenaufzeichnungen vor vierzig Jahren.

This year’s melt is second only to 2012, when the ice shrank to 3.4 million square kilometres (1.3 million square miles), according to the National Snow and Ice Data Centre.

In the 1980s, the ice cover was about 2.7 million square kilometres (1 million square miles) bigger than current summer levels.

Arctic sea ice reaches its low point in September and its high in March after the winter.

Data centre director Mark Serreze said a Siberian heat wave last spring and a natural Arctic climate phenomenon were at play as well as the warming from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas. Temperatures for much of the year were 8 to 10 degrees Celsius (14-18°F) above normal in the Siberian Arctic.

PUBLISHED: 23/09/2020; STORY: Graphic News