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July 27, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – Day 207 – Antarctica 4th Highest For Day

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_207_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_207_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_207_1981-2010

South / North



    • 1) Cryosphere does Area … not Extent.

      2) But Antarctica is 650,000 below 2014 for day 207. The paterrn of a big drop after several years of increase is not unusual.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — July 27, 2015 @ 9:29 AM | Reply

  1. (specifically how Antarctic anomaly has been plummeting on Cryosphere of late…)

    Comment by Harold Ambler — July 27, 2015 @ 9:07 AM | Reply

  2. There seems to be a causation effect with the ice at the poles. When the Antarctic is shedding ice the Arctic gains and vice versa. I believe this is because of ocean currents working on the ice. Antarctica has been gaining ice year over year at the same time the Arctic has been losing ice faster. The warming and subsequent pause after 1998 over land affects the Arctic more because land gains and losses heat faster than water and Antarctica has much more sea so less variability. So as Arctic ice rebounds I think in general you will see a slow decline in the Antarctic, whatever happens in the Arctic will be much faster and variable than Antarctica but I believe the opposite processes are happening

    Comment by kingbum78 — July 27, 2015 @ 6:00 PM | Reply

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