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September 11, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – Day 253 – Arctic Minimum for 2015 Might Be Day 251

Arctic Minimum for 2015 Might Be Day 251. That would be 4th lowest in satellite era. 1987 had the earliest minimum on day 245.

Year Min Max dMax dMin Avg_Anomaly
2012 3.34 15.307 78 260 -1.23
2007 4.147 14.842 69 257 -1.16
2011 4.333 14.704 66 251 -1.15
2015 4.341 14.595 53 251
2008 4.548 15.354 58 262 -0.66
2010 4.59 15.351 90 262 -0.92
2014 4.988 15.007 79 259 -0.84
2013 5.04 15.196 73 256 -0.74
2009 5.047 15.195 61 255 -0.7
2005 5.314 14.993 68 263 -0.73
2002 5.625 15.624 68 261 -0.27
1999 5.676 15.627 89 255 0.06
2006 5.746 14.777 70 257 -0.86
2004 5.77 15.3 70 262 -0.4
2000 5.943 15.498 63 255 -0.13
2003 5.969 15.629 79 260 -0.24
1995 5.99 15.384 90 250 -0.22
1990 6.011 16.249 71 264 0.06
1993 6.161 16.048 72 256 0.29
1991 6.259 15.647 56 259 0.11
1998 6.293 16.07 56 260 0.12
1984 6.396 15.809 78 260 0.27
1985 6.486 16.163 76 252 0.36
2001 6.567 15.742 63 262 -0.04
1997 6.602 15.684 79 246 0.03
1989 6.888 15.766 65 265 0.33
1987 6.89 16.293 52 245 0.62
1979 6.895 16.635 60 264 0.69
1981 6.902 15.801 73 253 0.5
1994 6.934 15.77 52 248 0.38
1988 7.048 16.309 70 255 0.53
1986 7.122 16.158 69 249 0.57
1996 7.147 15.484 52 254 0.2
1992 7.159 15.576 72 251 0.47
1982 7.16 16.325 58 256 0.81
1983 7.204 16.412 73 251 0.7
1980 7.533 16.302 65 249 0.7

Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_253_1981-2010

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7 Comments »

  1. Bruce if on day 250 would be 4th but 251 would be tied with 7h and there were 3 other years on day 251 was the min.
    What you show on older post.

    Comment by njsnowfan — September 11, 2015 @ 8:28 AM | Reply

    • I think the day of min and the min are getting mixed up.

      Day 251’s min was 4.341 … 4th lowest of satellite era.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — September 11, 2015 @ 8:42 AM | Reply

      • Ok see it now.
        Thanks for fixing.

        Comment by njsnowfan — September 11, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

  2. Reblogged this on kingbum78's Blog and commented:
    Arctic update

    Comment by kingbum78 — September 11, 2015 @ 11:06 AM | Reply

  3. Funny now they are mixed up again.

    Comment by njsnowfan — September 11, 2015 @ 12:06 PM | Reply

  4. An early end to melting would offset somewhat the recent storm effect, 482k km2s of ice went in one week. But MASIE shows a new minimum, a slight loss, and it may not be over yet.

    https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/arctic-water-near-max/

    Comment by Ron Clutz — September 11, 2015 @ 1:47 PM | Reply

  5. […] Sunshine Hours,  chart of minimums going back to 1979 […]

    Pingback by September minimum 2015 looks like the earliest end of Arctic melt season since 2007 | polarbearscience — September 14, 2015 @ 12:05 AM | Reply


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