This article discusses the current state of Alaskan sea ice. It’s not good.
A scientist with the National Weather Service said the amount of sea ice off Western Alaska coasts this spring was the lowest in more than 150 years of record-keeping.
The long-term look is based on the online Sea Ice Atlas created in 2014 by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said Rick Thoman, a weather service climate scientist.
The database provides a long-term look at coastal sea ice from sources such as recent satellite data and historical records that include whaler’s logs and Danish and Norwegian ship records.