Arctic 11th lowest max – Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 68 – 2020

Arctic 11th lowest max. And it could go higher.

2020 was higher than even 2005, 2006 and 2007.

   Year    Min    Max dMax dMin Avg_Anomaly
12 2009 5.047 15.195 61 255 -0.70258723
11 2020 ----- 15.155 64 --- -0.67801220
10 2014 4.988 15.007 79 259 -0.84406121
9 2005 5.314 14.993 68 263 -0.72758175
8 2019 4.100 14.883 70 260 -1.44882285
7 2007 4.147 14.842 69 257 -1.16046121
6 2006 5.746 14.777 70 257 -0.86194340
5 2011 4.333 14.704 66 251 -1.15106121
4 2016 4.145 14.566 82 251 -1.47642013
3 2015 4.387 14.554 53 251 -1.06869112
2 2018 4.630 14.499 73 264 -1.27951600
1 2017 4.635 14.449 64 256 -1.24185573

 

South / North

3 thoughts on “Arctic 11th lowest max – Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 68 – 2020

  1. Assuming the max was on Day 64 it lies well within the 1SD range, less than 500K sq km below the mean. In the face of the highest global mean temperature since 2016 and the second highest on record (according to UAH 6.0) a person can only postulate that the sea ice extent has a lot to do with sustained circumpolar winds keeping the cold locked up over the Arctic.

    Winds, not SST, are the primary driver of ice growth, loss, and regrowth in the Arctic.

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