Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Update – 2nd Highest Ever To Date

As of day 167, Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is the 2nd Highest Ever to Date. About 740,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.

2013 is only 80,000 sq km below 2010’s record setting pace at this time of year.

2013 has been near the top (and at the top a few times) for almost the whole year.

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_167_1981-2010

Year to date Average Anomaly.

Year Anomaly (sq km)
2008 1,046,067
2013 739,519
2003 570,989
2009 552,732
1995 432,394
2004 387,678
1996 374,938
1982 366,665
2012 358,182
1979 358,136
2001 330,085
1994 231,045
2000 115,501
2010 111,973
1991 65,702
1999 -10,885
2005 -11,755
1998 -85,423
1987 -118,745
1990 -142,884
1989 -150,083
1986 -254,084
1985 -282,650
1983 -293,218
2007 -321,231
1993 -342,327
1992 -347,919
1988 -436,182
1984 -445,304
2002 -447,486
2011 -454,881
1997 -455,518
1981 -621,690
2006 -672,176
1980 -923,472

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