2012 Highest September Average Antarctic Sea Ice of All Time!

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for September 2012 averaged 19.1702 million sq km.

That is the highest September average of ALL TIME!!!! (during the satellite era).

Year Average for September (million sq km)
2012 19.1702
2006 19.0932
2009 18.9596
2004 18.9184
1998 18.9027
2000 18.8872
2007 18.8599
1980 18.817
2005 18.8036
2010 18.7979
1985 18.7061
1999 18.6957
2011 18.6937
1996 18.6308
1994 18.6144
1981 18.5972
1997 18.5955
1983 18.5864
1993 18.5438
1995 18.4147
1982 18.3555
1991 18.3121
1988 18.3064
2003 18.299
1987 18.2454
1979 18.1968
1990 18.1924
2001 18.1742
1984 18.166
1992 18.1474
2008 18.1443
1989 18.1194
2002 17.8866
1986 17.6925

5 thoughts on “2012 Highest September Average Antarctic Sea Ice of All Time!

  1. Spot on with this write-up, I truly suppose this website needs way more consideration. I’ll in all probability be again to read way more, thanks for that info.

  2. Damn! The Antarctic sea ice area has collapsed by 700,000km2 in a week or so!. What caused that brief.spectacular spike? Was the ice actually in the process of being torn apart by wind stresses,spread at lower concentration over a larger area to create impression of growth/ the spike,and now it’s become a combination of partly recompacted and further dispersed to below detection threshold?

      1. It’s kinda interesting how it jumped up and down in a month a couple of times towards winter’s end…what process are we seeing there? Seems like most years show a lot of fast fluctuations particularly towards the end of the expansion. This year,most of the time since last minimum, while consistently above the mean,it’s mainly been by only a few percent. Any surges have only been to less than 10% above the mean.

        I’d start getting serious if the summer minima were consistently 10% and more above the mean.

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