"While this year is not heading toward a record low minimum extent in the Arctic, sea ice is well below normal and continues an overall pattern of decreasing sea ice during summer in the Arctic,” said sea ice scientist Walt Meier, based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
While I'm here, might as well add a couple of live linked charts (click for larger view, or the links below) and a link to Neven's Arctic Sea Ice blog.
Unsurprisingly there's no recovery, but no record this year either, from the look of things.
Arctic ROOS is a bit strange today, so I've added another (Sou: 22 Aug 14)
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