31st Daily Record of Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent (8th in a row)

August 26 (Day 238) saw the 31st Daily Record of the Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent. This was the 8th record in a row.

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 19.03962 million sq km.  That is 1,000,000 sq km higher than the 30 year mean.

With still 2 – 4 weeks left in the Antarctic Freeze Season, 2013 Sea Ice Extent has already surpassed 25 years yearly maximums.

Only the following years have had more ice: 1980, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012.

Click graph for bigger. Data is here.

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_238_1981-2010

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