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March 5, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – Day 63

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_63_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_63_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_63_1981-2010

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  1. So that is the lowest ever Arctic Sea Ice in March?

    Comment by A C Osborn — March 5, 2015 @ 9:34 AM | Reply

  2. Isn’t it all due to the Siberian Sea of Okhotsk not freezing due to warmth in the Pacific??

    Comment by jlurtz — March 5, 2015 @ 2:50 PM | Reply

    • It should be noted that the Pacific Decadal Oscillation is in the cool phase and is responsible for the collapse of the Sardine Fishery from Canada South to the Central California Coast.

      Comment by John Bartlett — March 6, 2015 @ 5:09 PM | Reply

  3. This has been somewhat of a pattern for over a year now. The Antarctic sea ice seems to want to move above its average band. The Arctic seems to want to move below its average band. Yet, the global hangs within it average band. Most interesting.

    (And, thanks for the very clear representation of all the data!)

    Comment by geran — March 6, 2015 @ 4:53 AM | Reply

  4. Thought this might be of interest:

    Comment by Tigress — March 6, 2015 @ 11:44 AM | Reply

  5. Could it be that severe snow in the arctic region acts as an insulator and letting the warmer sea water melt the ice from below. I learned that from my early years ice fishing with my father. Watch out for snow covered lakes.

    Comment by John Bartlett — March 6, 2015 @ 5:05 PM | Reply

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