Antarctic Sea Ice Area is now an All-Time Record Too.
The new record for area is 16.39439 million sq km which is 162,000 sq km higher than the old 2007 record.
I usually graph Sea Ice Extent. Every once in a while I graph Sea Ice Area. (Like yesterday)
“A simplified way to think of extent versus area is to imagine a slice of swiss cheese. Extent would be a measure of the edges of the slice of cheese and all of the space inside it. Area would be the measure of where there is cheese only, not including the holes. That is why if you compare extent and area in the same time period, extent is always bigger.”