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January 2, 2014

Global Sea Ice Extent Stats For 2013

2013 was an average year for Global Sea Ice Extent (thanks to it being a banner year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent)

The average daily anomaly  was 200,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That would be 15th highest since 1979.

Max Extent of 27.4959 million sq km For Whole Year Occurred On Day: 306 November 2
Max Anomaly For Whole Year Occurred On Day: 353 December 19 = 0.9459423  million sq km
Max Anomaly % For Whole Year Occurred On Day: 73 March 14 = 4.72%

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

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 19.09222 27.48859 176 38 0.79
1980 18.5996 28.11968 289 57 0.37
1981 18.18091 27.48105 291 45 0.35
1982 18.76482 27.83626 306 42 0.85
1983 18.84029 27.89772 307 47 0.5
1984 17.71544 27.18759 316 40 0.13
1985 17.92867 27.61347 306 50 0.37
1986 18.80319 27.00445 317 45 0.08
1987 18.98408 27.15319 317 46 0.46
1988 18.15105 27.88244 319 45 0.46
1989 18.00758 27.50341 299 48 0.17
1990 18.3706 27.36396 294 45 -0.12
1991 17.96976 27.05178 309 63 0.07
1992 17.95822 27.58992 322 60 0.29
1993 17.84281 27.99757 310 57 0.12
1994 18.57179 27.97479 309 43 0.56
1995 18.49688 27.11473 306 45 -0.01
1996 17.79264 27.46173 293 57 0.39
1997 17.65372 27.04273 310 57 -0.17
1998 18.47935 27.58827 297 47 0.27
1999 17.94246 27.58386 306 62 0.23
2000 17.5882 26.93691 302 49 0.04
2001 18.52515 26.75864 319 38 0.05
2002 18.08847 26.81604 297 55 -0.64
2003 18.72494 27.09882 306 43 0.14
2004 18.31746 27.09686 316 51 -0.01
2005 17.07721 27.37923 308 38 -0.62
2006 16.7209 27.09882 298 30 -0.99
2007 17.21196 26.24784 308 47 -1.05
2008 18.43071 27.30686 310 46 0
2009 17.43751 26.17157 303 53 -0.24
2010 17.39862 26.71555 313 42 -0.4
2011 16.74368 26.17913 307 42 -1.24
2012 17.82476 25.90133 313 51 -0.81
2013 18.21356 27.4959 306 37 0.2

The Year End Graph.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_2013_Day_365_1981-2010

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4 Comments »

  1. What is the data source for these graphs? Links please? (Not calling them into question, just want ammo)

    Comment by Nathan — January 2, 2014 @ 5:22 PM | Reply


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