The Year in Pictures -- 2006
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comparison views of Arctic sea ice, Dec. 21, 2004 and Dec. 21, 2005 Arctic Sea Ice
The QuikScat satellite detected rapid changes in Arctic Sea ice. The ice, which normally survives the summer melt season and remains year-round, shrunk abruptly by 14 percent between 2004 and 2005. These changes have significant implications for Arctic environment, navigation and resource exploration.

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