Arctic Sea Ice Extent Stats For 2013 (so far)

The melting of the Arctic Sea Ice may be over. Here are some stats for NSIDC Extent. The stats for 2013 could change.

Lowest Minimum 3.36973 2012
Highest Minimum 7.52476 1980

Lowest day of Minimum 245 1987
Highest day of Minimum 265 1989 and 2005

Lowest Maximum 14.67084 2011
Highest Maximum 16.56457 1979

Lowest day of Maximum 52 1987
Highest day of Maximum 90 2010

Year Min Max day of Max day of Min
2013 5.07939 15.16969 73 252
2012 3.36973 15.25102 64 260
2011 4.33028 14.67084 66 251
2010 4.59918 15.28449 90 262
2009 5.05488 15.16275 61 255
2008 4.55469 15.30522 58 262
2007 4.1607 14.78963 69 257
2006 5.74877 14.73298 70 257
2005 5.31832 14.94615 71 265
2004 5.77608 15.25548 70 263
2003 5.97198 15.58678 80 260
2002 5.62456 15.57345 68 256
2001 6.56774 15.66664 63 262
2000 5.9442 15.44482 63 255
1999 5.68009 15.55755 89 255
1998 6.29922 16.02091 56 260
1997 6.61353 15.63647 79 246
1996 7.15283 15.42074 52 254
1995 5.98945 15.32238 59 252
1994 6.92645 15.72226 61 248
1993 6.15699 16.00491 72 249
1992 7.16324 15.53258 72 251
1991 6.26027 15.58803 56 259
1990 6.0191 16.21077 71 264
1989 6.88931 15.72295 65 265
1988 7.04905 16.24163 70 255
1987 6.89159 16.21724 52 245
1986 7.12351 16.11934 69 249
1985 6.4799 16.11716 76 250
1984 6.39916 15.76157 78 260
1983 7.19145 16.33207 73 251
1982 7.15423 16.27475 58 256
1981 6.88784 15.71365 73 253
1980 7.52476 16.25042 65 249
1979 6.89236 16.56457 60 264

3 thoughts on “Arctic Sea Ice Extent Stats For 2013 (so far)

  1. Thanks for the dataset.

    I did a quick analysis for correlation between length of melt season and extent of ice loss.
    The average melt season is 188 days and average ice extent loss is 9.55 M Sq. Km.

    But the r correlation between the two arrays comes out at 0.0485, virtually nil.

    Something other than length of melt season causes variation in ice extent loss.

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