Arctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 18 2014 – A Rise of 27,000 sq km

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 18 2014 – -1,179,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 260. Data here.

A Rise of 27,000 sq km, Day 259 with 4.98339 million sq km is now the potential minimum (but I make no predictions since it has been a surprising year).

arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_260_1981-2010


arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_260_1981-2010

One thought on “Arctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 18 2014 – A Rise of 27,000 sq km

  1. Day 261: MASIE shows a small loss of 15,000 Km2 for a new 2014 minimum of 5.11 M Km2, or 32.9% of March max.

    Melting was limited to Beaufort, Chukchi, and East Siberian Seas. The end is near, almost a week later than the average minimum date of day 255.

    MASIE extent is still slightly higher than NOAA at 5.06 M Km2 on day 261 (up from 2014 minimum of 4.97 on day 259).

    Region Date Reported Ann Min %of Max
    (0) Northern_Hemisphere 2014261 5112054 32.9%
    (1) Beaufort_Sea 2014261 661010 61.8%
    (2) Chukchi_Sea 2014261 240193 24.9%
    (3) East_Siberian_Sea 2014261 461785 42.5%
    (4) Laptev_Sea 2014260 887 0.1%
    (5) Kara_Sea 2014260 61733 6.6%
    (6) Barents_Sea 2014248 121208 16.5%
    (7) Greenland_Sea 2014252 162018 21.3%
    (8) Baffin_Bay_Gulf_of_St._Lawrence 2014230 9776 0.5%
    (9) Canadian_Archipelago 2014260 331660 38.9%
    (10) Hudson_Bay 2014261 1723 0.1%
    (11) Central_Arctic 2014259 2950168 90.8%

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