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September 16, 2013

Antarctica Sea Ice Extent All-Time Record Maximum on Sept 14 2013

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 10:16 AM
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Antarctica Sea Ice Extent set an all-time record of 19.51234 million sq km on September 14 2013 (Day 257).

The old record was 19.47713 million sq km set in 2012.

Click graph for bigger. Data is here. This post is a day late because NSIDC was closed due to flooding in Boulder.

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  1. […] UPDATE: Antarctica Set An All Time Record For Sea Ice Extent on Sept 14th. Read about it here. […]

    Pingback by IPCC: We Predicted Less Antartic Ice and We Have No Idea Why It Is Increasing | sunshine hours — September 16, 2013 @ 10:45 AM | Reply

  2. Reblogged this on CraigM350.

    Comment by craigm350 — September 16, 2013 @ 3:13 PM | Reply

  3. seems like it could even go higher over the next 10 days.

    Comment by Dave in Canmore — September 16, 2013 @ 5:27 PM | Reply

    • Several times it looked it had started down … and then it surprised me and headed up again. It may do it again.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — September 16, 2013 @ 5:35 PM | Reply

  4. Do you have any information about the “true” Antarctic land area + Antarctic ice shelves total?

    Many, many “internet” references quote the Antarctic land area as an (obviously rounded off) estimate of 14,000,000 sq km’s. Fine. Let us assume that no body (nobody ?) can measure land area accurately when the area hasn’t been completely mapped or overflew yet. Further, it is admittedly difficult to determine actual land area when the “edge” of that land area is not a nice, well-defined “beach front property” worth millions per acre to a landowner or government, but is underneath hundreds of feet of ice and glaciers and cannot be taxed by any government.

    But no site (NSIDC, National Geographic, US Geodetic, etc. ) has been able to specify whether that 14,000,000 sq km’s includes or excludes the 3.3 million sq km’s of Antarctic “permanent” ice shelves. The NSIDC has specifically confirmed to me in other emails that they do NOT include the “permanent Antarctic ice shelved in their “sea ice extents” plots or totals.

    Thus my question: How much total area down south is covered by ice and snow each month? Each year? The “edge” of the Antarctic sea ice is, after all, at the edge of the Antarctic land mass + permanent ice shelves + Antarctic sea ice, and only the Antarctic sea ice varies over the year.

    Comment by RACookPE1978 — September 16, 2013 @ 10:19 PM | Reply

  5. Correction: 1.561 million sq km’s for Antarctic ice shelves. And the minimum average Antarctic sea ice minimum extents are?

    Comment by RACookPE1978 — September 16, 2013 @ 10:31 PM | Reply

  6. […] 14th (Day 257) Antarctic Sea Ice Extent set an all time record (during the satellite […]

    Pingback by 47th Daily Record of Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent on Sept 15th | sunshine hours — September 16, 2013 @ 11:11 PM | Reply

  7. Interesting how sea ice Extent and Area are measured differently. Extent is true amount of ice covering the open water and is best way to judge it during winter months.

    No media coverage of the record breaking event.

    Comment by @njsnowfan — September 17, 2013 @ 3:30 AM | Reply

  8. […] Antarctic Sea Ice Extent has dropped two days in a row (see below) after setting an all time record. […]

    Pingback by Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Stats for 2013 (so far) | sunshine hours — September 17, 2013 @ 11:20 AM | Reply

  9. […] Sept 19th (Day 261) Antarctic Sea Ice Extent set its 50th daily record for the year. Of course Antarctic Sea Ice hit an all-time record on the 14th. […]

    Pingback by 50th Daily Record of Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent on Sept 19th | sunshine hours — September 19, 2013 @ 7:03 AM | Reply

  10. […] Antarctica Sea Ice Extent set an all-time record of 19.51234 million sq km on September 14 2013 (Day 257). The old record was 19.47713 million sq km set in 2012. Click graph for bigger. Data is her…  […]

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  11. […] Sept 20th (Day 263) Antarctic Sea Ice Extent set its 52nd daily record for the year. (12th in a row) Of course Antarctic Sea Ice hit an all-time record on the 14th. […]

    Pingback by 52nd Daily Record of Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent on Sept 20th | sunshine hours — September 21, 2013 @ 7:10 PM | Reply

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  13. […] UPDATE: Antarc­tica Set An All Time Record For Sea Ice Extent on Sept 14th. Read about it here. […]

    Pingback by UN IPCC: We Predicted Less Antarctic Ice and We Have No Idea Why It Is Increasing - Agenda 21 News — March 11, 2014 @ 10:04 PM | Reply


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