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September 14, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 14 2014 – Amazing – Another All-Time Record

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sept 14 2014 – 1,191,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 256. Data here.

Amazing. Day 256 has broken the day 255 all-time record by 110,000 sq km. And the daily record from 2013 was broken by 230,000 sq km.

History making.

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September 13, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sept 13 2014 – NEW ALL-TIME RECORD!!!!

Update: Another record was set the next day.

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sept 13 2014 – 1,121,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 255. Data here.

This is a new All-Time Record. Breaking the record set in 2013 by 48,000 sq km.

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September 12, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 12 2014 – 5th Highest of All-Time – 32,210 sq km From A New All-Time Record

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 12 2014 – 1,030,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 254. Data here.

5th Highest of All-Time – 32,210 sq km From A New Record

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September 11, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 11 2014 – 14th Highest All-Time – 90,110 sq km To Go

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 11 2014 – 1,017,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 253. Data here.

This is now the 14th Highest All-Time Extent. Only 13 days in 2013 were higher.

Only 90,110 sq km from a new all-time record.

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September 10, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Maximums

2nd Update: New All-Time Record Set

Update: Now at 5th highest all time.

All the maximums for Antarctica. Of course 2014 may (or may not) climb higher. Click for full size.
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Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 10 2014 – 23rd Highest Extent of All-Time

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 10 2014 – 982,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 252. Data here.

23rd Highest Extent of All-Time – Only 120,000 to go to set an all-time record.


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September 7, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 07 2014 – Daily Record Smashed By 290,000 sq km

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Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 07 2014 – 986,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 249. Data here.

Wow. The old Daily Record is Smashed By 290,000 sq km.

Only 37 days had more Antarctic Sea Ice Extent. One of those days was in 2006. All the rest were in 2012 and 2013.

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August 31, 2014

Antarctica , Sea Ice, Ice Sheets and Wind Excuses

Over at the LA Times they are making excuses for why there is record breaking sea ice in Antarctica.

One of the excuses is that “global warming is strengthening circumpolar winds”.  There is very little evidence that “global warming” would actually increase wind. Any change in winds is tenuous and could be cyclic.

However, the trouble with that excuse is that an increase (or change caused by cycles like the AMO/PDO etc)  in circumpolar wind in Antarctica would prevent snow accumulation and cause ablation of the ice surface which would then appear as “melting” and it would be nothing of the sort.

Antarctica Ablation

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v6/n5/full/ngeo1766.html

 

August 30, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 30 2014 – 959,000 sq km above Normal

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 30 2014 – 959,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 241. Data here.


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Sea Ice Data is late today – Aug 30 2014

UPDATE: Data has been published

Normally the NSIDC Sea Ice Data is posted on their site at 6:51am Pacific Time.

Some days it is late or isn’t updated until the next day.

The MASIE data gets updated about 7:17am Pacific. It was updated … but it is the previous days data.

 

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