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The National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado has created a Google Earth application that allows readers to overlay satellite images of Arctic sea ice extent on a virtual map of the northern hemisphere. This image is from spring 2007, a year in which Arctic sea ice extent reached its lowest level in recorded history.
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