sunshine hours

December 29, 2013

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent – End of 2013 Report Preview

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 8:23 AM

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is currently running at 1.48 million sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.

Here is a preview of the end of the year stats.

As of yesterdays data, the mean for the whole year is .84 million sq km, which will easily break the previous record of .59 million sq km set in 2008.

The maximum daily anomaly of 1.67 million sq km was set on December 20 which is pretty remarkable considering that is the start of summer.

The maximum anomaly percent was 33.5% which was set on March 10. The 1981-2010 mean for that day isĀ 3.5 million sq km., but on March 10 the extent hit 4.7 million sq km.

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2013_Day_362_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_362_1981-2010




1 Comment »

  1. Just a note of thanks for the great work you do! I really enjoy the charts and the effort you put into them. They are insightful and greatly appreciated!

    Comment by Rick K — December 31, 2013 @ 4:06 PM | Reply

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