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May 11, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – Day 130 – 3rd Highest Global Sea Ice For This Day – Antarctic Sets 42nd Daily Record For 2015

3rd Highest Global Sea Ice For This Day – Above one standard deviation.

42nd Daily Record for Antarctic – 1.7 million above the 1981-2010 mean. – Above 3 standard deviations.

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  1. “THE size and power of ships needed to break through Antarctica’s increasing sea ice levels is a worry for the global research community. ”

    “IN recent years countries including Australia have battled to reach their stations on the frozen continent, making resupply missions time consuming and expensive, Australian Antarctic Division spokesman Rod Wooding said.
    “We’re noticing that the sea ice situation is becoming more difficult,” he told reporters on Monday.

    The sea ice through the Southern Ocean and around Australia’s Mawson Station usually breaks up for a couple of months a year allowing ships to enter the bay but that did not happen in 2013-14.

    “We had to get fuel in by helicopter which is inadequate for the long-term sustainability of the station,” Dr Wooding said………..”

    Comment by Green Sand — May 11, 2015 @ 8:09 AM | Reply

  2. How about a lottery? Subject: When will Antarctica Sea Ice exceed 4 standard deviations???
    My date is September 23, 2015. Any other entries??

    Comment by jlurtz — May 11, 2015 @ 9:41 AM | Reply

    • What would the extent need to be to surpass 4 standard deviations? That would help me take a guess.

      Comment by AZ1971 — May 11, 2015 @ 1:30 PM | Reply

      • 1 STD 10.0212
        2 STD 10.55361
        3 STD 11.08603

        Todays Extent 11.191

        4 STD 11.61844

        Of course every day the figures are different.

        The last time Antarctica hit 4 STD was Aug/Sept 2014.

        Comment by sunshinehours1 — May 11, 2015 @ 3:56 PM

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