Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 85 – 2018

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3 thoughts on “Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 85 – 2018

  1. The Antarctic ice is approaching normal levels very fast as the result of the reversal of the ENSO to negative anomalies in the last few months.

    If the trend continues it will certainly favor the Arctic ice in the September minimum. This year could be another year of “recovery” like 2013.

    1. The Arctic is likely primed for a “recovery” during the September minimum more due to the compaction resulting from sustained long-fetch winds which blew the sea ice off the northern coastline of Greenland far into the central Arctic. Again, much of the variability we’ve been seeing this century is due primarily to winds and not atmospheric/oceanic temperatures.

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