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May 29, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – Day 148 – Antarctic Sets 59th Daily Record – 10th Highest Global Sea Ice For This Day

59th Daily Record for Antarctic – 1.4 million above the 1981-2010 mean. – Above 2 standard deviations.

10th Highest Global Sea Ice For This Day.

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South / North



  1. Meanwhile in the Arctic a serious gap opens with 2015 losing 500k km2 in 2 days while 2014 holds steady.

    Day 148, May 28 results from MASIE. A large swing with 2014 gaining while 2015 showed extensive melting.

    2014 gained 64k on this day while 2015 lost another 250k dropping to its new low at 11.75M km2. The loss is at 19.2% from NH max on day 93. 2014 lead jumps to 5.3%, which is about 652k km2 difference.

    Comment by Ron Clutz — May 29, 2015 @ 12:13 PM | Reply

  2. It is an El Nino on the West Coast. Is the sea ice supposed to be increasing during El Ninos?

    Comment by Donald Kasper — May 29, 2015 @ 1:28 PM | Reply

  3. Day 149 MASIE adds to the gap. For context, we can say 2015 melt is 12 days ahead of 2014.

    Comment by Ron Clutz — May 30, 2015 @ 9:04 AM | Reply

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