50th Daily Record of Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent on Sept 19th

Sept 19th (Day 261) Antarctic Sea Ice Extent set its 50th daily record for the year. Of course Antarctic Sea Ice hit an all-time record on the 14th.

The last two days have also seen a small ice gain of 13,000 and 3,000 sq km. and it is 980,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.

Click graph for bigger. Data is here.


Antarctic Ice Loss or Gain Last 150 Days (Up To Day 261 )



  1. I never realized that an all time record had been set. I use the Sea Ice Index of NSIDC to view current Antarctica info, but looking at their graph it is not obvious that a record had been set. It is easier to see with your chart. So records at both poles, one for cool, the other for extent. I wonder if we might see one more record for a later maximum with one more of those little spikes that the graph shows?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s