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March 17, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – Day 75 – Maybe Not A Record Low Arctic Maximum

Back on March 10th (which was actually day 68)  I called the Arctic Maximum at 14.595 million sq km. to have occurred on day 53.

From day 53 to day 68 extent had fallen over 300,000 sq km.

Since then Arctic Sea Ice Extent has risen 200,000 sq km to 14.427 million sq km.

Maybe I called it too soon. Maybe not. 1995 and 2010 had late maximums which occurred on day 90. It is only day 75.




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  1. I had a look a week or so ago at an ice cover image and noted that there was open water north of Svalbard, I did wonder if there had been some high wind activity that had pushed the ice northwards, had a look at the US Navy site for the Arctic. That looks to have been the case.

    Similar happened last year and there were cries of it is the earliest melt evah…

    The gif runs at a fast rate, this addon helps with that.


    Comment by Mick J — March 17, 2015 @ 4:42 PM | Reply

  2. […] Arctic is only 98,000 sq km below the ‘maximum’ for 2015 which I called on day 53 (which may still turn out to be wrong). (See bottom graph for last 40 […]

    Pingback by Sea Ice Extent – Day 85 – Global Sea Ice Above ‘Normal’ – Antarctica Above 2 Standard Deviations | sunshine hours — March 27, 2015 @ 8:46 AM | Reply

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