Arctic Ice 2012 – A little Perspective

To keep the Arctic Sea Ice in perspective, March , April and May of 2012 saw many days where ice extent was 97 or 98% of the 1980s average, which is higher than it has been in years.

Maximum is growing.

Month Day 2012 extent

as % of 80s average

4 16 98.94
4 15 98.9
4 20 98.56
4 17 98.52
4 21 98.46
4 24 98.42
3 20 98.27
4 3 98.26
4 14 98.23
3 31 98.2
4 1 98.16
3 19 98.08
4 4 98.05
3 30 98
4 2 97.99
3 17 97.97
4 22 97.94
3 21 97.91
3 28 97.91
4 19 97.91
4 23 97.91
3 29 97.87
3 26 97.84
4 25 97.84
3 18 97.83
4 13 97.83
3 7 97.82
3 6 97.8
3 4 97.75
3 3 97.74
3 22 97.72
3 23 97.72
5 9 97.71
3 27 97.68
3 16 97.64
4 29 97.58
4 10 97.49
5 8 97.49
5 10 97.49
4 7 97.48
5 11 97.42
4 26 97.38
3 5 97.35
4 18 97.32
4 6 97.29
4 12 97.22
4 5 97.21
3 11 97.17
4 28 97.17
4 11 97.1
5 7 97.09
3 2 97.03
4 8 97.03
3 8 97

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