Sea Ice Update April 12 2014 – Global Sea Ice Over 1,158,000 sq km Above Normal! Antarctic Is Demolishing Old Records!

A quick update for sea ice extent:

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 1,158,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,574,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is 220,000 sq km above the old record, 6th daily record in a row and 34th daily record for 2014.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -417,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean and within one standard deviation of normal.

Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_101_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_101_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_101_1981-2010




  1. MASIE has been showing increasing ice extent in the Central Arctic, and the max may have been reached on April 11 at 3,247,561 MKm2.

    Total NH sea ice extent was 14,494,350 MKm2.

    Where I live north of Montreal, we observe still some land ice extent.


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