Arctic Sea Ice Extent seems to be aiming to break the one standard deviation mark … maybe in 6 or 7 days.
July 26, 2014
July 25, 2014
In 2011 Arctic Sea Ice Extent on day 205 was 6.9 million sq km. In 2014, on the same day, it is 7.7 million sq km. That is 800,000 sq km higher.
The last time global sea ice was higher than it is on day 205 was way back in 2004. Global Sea Ice Extent is 14,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,131,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
That obliterates the previous daily record by 500,000 sq km. And is also the 127th daily record for the year.
July 24, 2014
Cleaner Air = More Sunshine = Warmer
“A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds that clean air laws which greatly reduced sulfur dioxide emissions explain 81% of the “brightening” of sunshine and 23% of the surface warming in Europe since 1980.”
Read about it here.
28,504 Low Max Records were set in last 365 days according to the NOAA.
A “Low Max” means that the maximum temperatures for the day was the lowest it has ever been.
This indicates daytime cooling.
Only 13205 High Max records were set. That is over a 2:1 ratio. Brrr.
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,102,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean
That smashes the previous daily record by 240,000 sq km. And is also the 126th daily record for the year.