On this day in 2002 global sea ice was at 23.7 million sq km. In 2014 on the same day global sea ice is at 25.6 million sq km. That is a 1.9 million sq km increase.
You have to go back to 1999 to have more global sea ice than in 2014 on this day.
A quick update for sea ice extent for day 164 of 2014
- Global Sea Ice Extent is 609,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 7 for the day.
- Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,184,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 1 for the day.
- Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -576,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 31 for the day.