The Arctic Ocean's Ice Losses in May 2011 Crossed Once-in-Every 350 Year Event Frequency

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Veli Albert Kallio

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Jun 16, 2011, 8:45:02 AM6/16/11
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The Arctic Ocean's Ice Losses in May 2011 Crossed Once-in-Every 350 Year Event Frequency
 
May 2011 saw this season's sea ice melting in the Arctic Ocean's falling through three standard deviations marker (= a once-in-every 1/350 to 1/370 year event). The last month was too early for the melting to have reached the last year's peak melting that was at 4 standard deviations (once in 15,800 year event):
 
http://psc.apl.washington.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/schweiger/ice_volume/BPIOMASIceVolumeAnomalyCurrentV2.png
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