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Researchers concerned over rapid ice loss

by KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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Posted on April 4, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:37 PM

The above image illustrates the extent of March 2013 sea ice over the Arctic.  The white area represents nearly 6 million square miles of ice coverage.  The area covered is roughly 274,000 miles less than the 1979-2000 average extent, but above record low March ice coverage back in 2006.  Melting sea ice is just one reason for a rise in world sea level.  NASA research indicates average world sea level has risen 7 inches since 1900 and has been accelerating in recent decades.  The link below will connect you to a NASA website.  Please take a few minutes to search the website and read any number of interesting articles.

sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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