Antarctic Ice Thicker Than Previously Thought,

“Previous studies suggested the ice was usually 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 m) thick”

“The robot sub surveys, which were spot-checked by drilling and shipboard tests, suggest Antarctica’s average ice thickness is considerably higher than previous estimates.

‘On average, the thickness of the ice was 4.6 to 18 feet (1.4 to 5.5 m). In the three regions it surveyed, the robot sub found that deformed, thickened ice accounted for at least half of and as much as 76 percent of the total ice volume, the researchers report.”

http://www.thegwpf.com/antarctic-ice-thicker-than-thought-new-study-finds/

 

 

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent – Day 276

The 25 highest sea ice extent ever in Antarctica as of Oct 3 2014 (Day 276).

Year Month Day Extent
2014 9 20 20.14215
2014 9 19 20.12703
2014 9 18 20.11297
2014 9 21 20.07814
2014 9 22 20.07057
2014 9 17 20.05401
2014 9 26 20.02033
2014 9 27 20.01522
2014 9 23 19.98593
2014 9 24 19.95528
2014 9 28 19.94967
2014 9 25 19.94174
2014 9 16 19.91462
2014 9 29 19.84111
2014 9 15 19.81363
2014 9 30 19.77537
2014 9 14 19.75318
2014 9 13 19.73444
2014 9 12 19.62641
2014 10 1 19.61521
2013 10 1 19.60692
2014 10 3 19.59839
2014 10 2 19.58941
2013 9 30 19.57892
2013 9 28 19.57295

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for Day 276 From 1978

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Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_276_1981-2010