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January 31, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 26% above normal as of Jan 30 2014

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 9:08 AM

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent  is even more on track to have the highest minimum in the modern satellite era.

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent as of Jan 30 2014 was 950,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean and 220,000 sq km above 2008.

950,000 sq km above normal is 26% above normal. Day 30 was the 13th daily record of the year.

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  1. There is no such thing as “normal”, it is the average.
    good stuff anyway.

    Comment by glenncz — January 31, 2014 @ 7:05 PM | Reply

  2. However, there may be a big problem with the data:

    Eisenman, I., Meier, W. N., and Norris, J. R.: A spurious jump in the satellite record: is Antarctic sea ice really expanding?, The Cryosphere Discuss., 8, 273-288, doi:10.5194/tcd-8-273-2014, 2014

    More here:

    Comment by David Appell — February 2, 2014 @ 7:58 AM | Reply

  3. If this level of global warming continues we are call likely to freeze to death.

    Comment by derfel cadarn — February 3, 2014 @ 2:17 AM | Reply

  4. ”Normal” is what you get on the day. The climate system is a chaotic one which has no normals.

    Comment by johnmarshall — February 3, 2014 @ 2:53 AM | Reply

  5. Considering it’s summer in Antarctica this is significant, regardless of climate scientists and environmental tourists being trapped for weeks in sea ice as anecdotal evidence.

    Comment by Radioman — February 6, 2014 @ 4:20 AM | Reply

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