Arctic Sea Ice Extent Only 1.4% Lower Than 1981-2010 Mean

Did you know that the Arctic Sea Ice Extent is only 1.4% lower than the 1981 – 2010 mean?

NSIDC data says that on March 19 (day 78) Arctic Sea Ice Extent was 15.09 million sq km. The mean for 1981-2010 for day 78 is 15.30 million sq km.

Wow. Only 1.4% below normal. Has that made the news?

 

Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Anomaly_Pct

Arctic Data from here.

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