Did the Arctic regain any ice cover in 2010?

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    All my research indicates no. While there was a rise in Antarctic sea ice (different from land ice, which is declining in both poles), there has been a rapid decline in Arctic sea ice.

    A major indicator is the Arctic sea ice minimum. This is the point of the year when the ice has retracted the furthest. In 2010 the Arctic sea ice minimum was 4.90 million sq km on the 10th of September. This is the third lowest minimum extent in satellite record.

    In the last thirty years, the Arctic Sea Ice Cap has gotten smaller and 2010 was a continuation of this trend.

    For previous GreenAnswer questions regarding the Arctic sea ice minimum and related material, you can click here to read:

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