Sea Ice Update February 28 2014 – Antarctic Sea Ice Extent 24% above normal

A quick update for sea ice extent:

  • Global Sea Ice is only 50,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean.  That is 0.3% below the mean.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice is  720,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is 24% above the mean.  I’m pretty sure day 51 was minimum. Extent is 170,000 above what it was on Day 51. That would be the 4th highest minimum of all time!
  • Arctic Sea Ice is 769,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean.  That is 5% below the mean .

Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_58_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_58_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_58_1981-2010

2 thoughts on “Sea Ice Update February 28 2014 – Antarctic Sea Ice Extent 24% above normal

    1. Its been a minor struggle last few days NSIDC post 2 files, One the xxxx_final.csv and one the xxxx_nrt.csv (too lazy to lookup xxxx).

      Normally they don’t overlap. Now they do for 8 months. So now I have to filter out duplicates. They said they were working on it. Strange.

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