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NASA Sees High Temperatures, Wildfires, and Annual Sea Ice Minimum Extent in Warming Arctic

On Sept. 15, 2020, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent -- the second-lowest on record. This summer, temperatures soared in the Siberian Arctic, and intense fires burned through peatland. The Arctic region is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet.

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DLESE >> Cryology
DLESE >> Human geography
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Sea Ice
SVS >> Siberia
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Fires
SVS >> Arctic Circle
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version