Cryosphere Today - Current Sea Ice and Snow Cover. CycloneXtrème - Météo Cyclone Ouragan Typhon Tempête. An animated map of global wind, weather, and ocean conditions. Current Temperature in United States.
Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis. On September 11, Arctic sea ice reached its likely minimum extent for 2015.
The minimum ice extent was the fourth lowest in the satellite record, and reinforces the long-term downward trend in Arctic ice extent. Sea ice extent will now begin its seasonal increase through autumn and winter. In the Antarctic, sea ice extent is average, a substantial contrast with recent years when Antarctic winter extents reached record high levels. Please note that this is a preliminary announcement. Changing winds or late-season melt could still reduce the Arctic ice extent, as happened in 2005 and 2010. Vital Signs of the Planet. Climate Reality.