For the first time since records began, the Laptev sea has yet to start freezing by late October

Extent of sea ice in the Laptev sea

1,000,000 sq km

800,000

600,000

1978-

2016

400,000

2017

2018

200,000

2019

2020

0

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

1,000,000 sq km

800,000

600,000

1978-2016

400,000

2017

2018

200,000

2019

2020

0

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D