Arctic Ice Returns To 2003 Levels
Arctic ice has recovered from its September minimum so strongly, that extent is now back to the average for 2001-10, according to JAXA.
Indeed, based on Version 1, that was withdrawn in September, extent is 11,000 sq km higher than the average in the last decade.
NSIDC show the same picture, with the last 10 years below for comparison. Ice levels are now back to those seen in 2003 and 2005.