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September 8, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – Day 250 – Arctic New Minimum


Arctic set a new minimum for 2015.  2007, 2011 and 2012 wee lower.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_250_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_250_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_250_1981-2010

South / North



  1. Hmm, why is there a difference between nsidc and DMI?

    Comment by Alec aka Daffy Duck — September 8, 2015 @ 10:21 AM | Reply

  2. DMI and NOAA use the same passive microwave product from NASA but each has a processing algorithm. MASIE uses additional sources to make ice charts as a basis for extent estimates.

    MASIE shows a new minimum while the Sept. Average first 7 Days holds on at 4.4M km2.

    Comment by Ron Clutz — September 8, 2015 @ 1:54 PM | Reply

    • Correction: the extent for Sept is 4.6M not 4.4M.

      Comment by Ron Clutz — September 8, 2015 @ 1:56 PM | Reply

  3. Central Arctic looks like it may have reached min ice already on Sep 1.

    Comment by Dave in Canmore — September 8, 2015 @ 1:58 PM | Reply

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