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January 2, 2014

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Stats For 2013

Filed under: Arctic Sea Ice,Global Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 5:02 PM
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2013 was a well below average year for Arctic Sea Ice Extent .

Max Extent of 15.16969 For Whole Year Occurred On Day: 73 March 14
Max Anomaly For Whole Year Occurred On Day: 145 May 25 = -0.05969577
Max Anomaly % For Whole Year Occurred On Day: 145 May 25 = -0.4662094
Mean Anomaly For Whole Year: = -0.6446271

2013 was ranked 30th out of 36 years for average anomaly above the 1981-2010 mean – just below 2009, but 530,000 sq km above 2012.

30 2013 -0.64
31 2005 -0.66
32 2006 -0.79
33 2010 -0.86
34 2011 -1.08
35 2007 -1.09
36 2012 -1.17

There were zero daily records set and no 2nd places.

Number of daily records sorted by Top 2

Year First Second Top 2
1982 54 69 123
1983 48 38 86
1980 42 39 81
1979 59 19 78
1992 22 54 76
1996 39 17 56
1981 26 12 38
1988 6 29 35
1978 24 5 29
1987 5 23 28
1985 15 12 27
1986 15 9 24
1989 7 11 18
1993 4 13 17

Here are the key stats for each year. Min/Max/Anomaly in millions sq km.

Year Min Max day of Max day of Min Avg Anomaly
1979 6.89236 16.56457 60 264 0.75
1980 7.52476 16.25042 65 249 0.76
1981 6.88784 15.71365 73 253 0.56
1982 7.15423 16.27475 58 256 0.87
1983 7.19145 16.33207 73 251 0.76
1984 6.39916 15.76157 78 260 0.34
1985 6.4799 16.11716 76 250 0.42
1986 7.12351 16.11934 69 249 0.63
1987 6.89159 16.21724 52 245 0.7
1988 7.04905 16.24163 70 255 0.6
1989 6.88931 15.72295 65 265 0.4
1990 6.0191 16.21077 71 264 0.12
1991 6.26027 15.58803 56 259 0.18
1992 7.16324 15.53258 72 251 0.53
1993 6.15699 16.00491 72 249 0.35
1994 6.92645 15.72226 61 248 0.44
1995 5.98945 15.32238 59 252 -0.16
1996 7.15283 15.42074 52 254 0.26
1997 6.61353 15.63647 79 246 0.1
1998 6.29922 16.02091 56 260 0.19
1999 5.68009 15.55755 89 255 0.12
2000 5.9442 15.44482 63 255 -0.07
2001 6.56774 15.66664 63 262 0.03
2002 5.62456 15.57345 68 256 -0.2
2003 5.97198 15.58678 80 260 -0.17
2004 5.77608 15.25548 70 263 -0.33
2005 5.31832 14.94615 71 265 -0.66
2006 5.74877 14.73298 70 257 -0.79
2007 4.1607 14.78963 69 257 -1.09
2008 4.55469 15.30522 58 262 -0.59
2009 5.05488 15.16275 61 255 -0.63
2010 4.59918 15.28449 90 262 -0.86
2011 4.33028 14.67084 66 251 -1.08
2012 3.36973 15.25102 64 260 -1.17
2013 5.07939 15.16969 73 252 -0.64

The Year End Graph.

Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2013_Day_365_1981-2010

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  1. Reblogged this on CraigM350.

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