Sea Ice Extent – Day 82 – Global Sea Ice Above ‘Normal’

Years with less global sea ice on this day: 1980 1981 1984 1985 1986 1989 1991 1992 1996 1997 1998 2000 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011

Global Sea Ice Extent for Day 82 From 1978 (infilled)

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_82_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_82_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_82_1981-2010

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7 thoughts on “Sea Ice Extent – Day 82 – Global Sea Ice Above ‘Normal’

  1. Is “Cryoshpere Today” not updating their global sea ice plots? They still have Global sea ice as below the 30 year mean.

    1. They’re probably taking the time to readjust historical records so that sea ice levels are less pronounced than they really are.

  2. Might we see a higher max I wonder? Only 90,00 km^2 more for a new max and lots of cold in the Barents Sea at the moment.

    1. I’ve been wondering about how Greenland ice actually evolves and responds to the climate. If you look at Greenland’s ice sheet budget …
      http://www.dmi.dk/en/groenland/maalinger/greenland-ice-sheet-surface-mass-budget/
      … you clearly see how the bulk of snow water equivalent (SWE) has occurred along the south and southeast periphery. If this is the normal for each and every year, more ice would form along the edges of the ice sheet and as described on the same page, would cause the ice sheet itself to flow outwards from the center. We already know that much of the ice sheet is locked in place by mountain ridges underneath, so wouldn’t it make sense that ice loss would result from peripheral accumulation which through additional weight and gravitational forcing cause upper layers to be pulled outwards until they calve?

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