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January 18, 2013

Arctic Sea Ice – 2nd Most New Ice

Filed under: Arctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 3:38 PM
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2013 Arctic Sea Ice has increased by .96 million sq km since Jan 1 according to NOAA.

That is the 2nd largest increase ever for this day 17.

Year Start Day Last Day Starting Ice Extent Ice Extent Today New Ice
1993 1 17 14.026 15.056 1.03
2013 1 17 12.897 13.86 0.963
1986 1 17 13.997 14.926 0.929
2003 1 17 13.615 14.538 0.923
2009 1 17 13.138 14.039 0.901
1985 2 18 14.025 14.839 0.814
1991 1 17 13.607 14.401 0.794
2002 1 17 13.544 14.323 0.779
1997 1 17 13.607 14.38 0.773
2000 1 17 13.403 14.174 0.771
2001 1 17 13.435 14.193 0.758
1983 1 17 14.233 14.989 0.756
1989 1 17 14.228 14.982 0.754
1980 1 17 14.191 14.941 0.75
1982 2 18 14.46 15.186 0.726
1981 1 17 14.259 14.95 0.691
1998 1 17 13.996 14.683 0.687
1994 1 17 14.068 14.751 0.683
2008 1 17 13.155 13.83 0.675
2005 1 17 13.119 13.769 0.65
2010 1 17 13.133 13.757 0.624
1987 2 18 14.285 14.902 0.617
1999 1 17 13.789 14.375 0.586
2007 1 17 13.076 13.66 0.584
2004 1 17 13.486 14.054 0.568
1995 1 17 14.111 14.65 0.539
2011 2 17 12.895 13.419 0.524
1992 1 17 14.038 14.541 0.503
1990 1 17 14.255 14.682 0.427
1996 1 17 13.766 14.18 0.414
2006 1 17 13.116 13.41 0.294
2012 1 17 13.369 13.569 0.2
1984 2 18 14.087 14.249 0.162
1988 14 17 14.828 14.978 0.15
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2 Comments »

  1. Is there any significance to this – or just trivia?

    Comment by Kevin O'Neill — January 19, 2013 @ 4:36 PM | Reply

    • In 2010 and 2012 in Apr/May maximum ice was at or slightly above the long term average. It was ignored. I don’t plan to ignore it.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — January 20, 2013 @ 6:50 AM | Reply


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