Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 25 2014 – 13th Day Above the 2013 Record

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 25 2014 – 1,362,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 267. Data here.

13th Day Above the 2013 Record. 184th Daily Record.


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Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 22 2014 – 1,488,000 sq km above Normal

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 22 2014 – 1,488,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 264. Data here.

Extent has also taken a downwards turn (as has Area). There will be no “10th all-time record in 10 days” this year (unless it gets really weird).

But 2014 will hold the record for most days over 20 million because 2014 is the only year it has ever happened.
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Antarctic Sea Ice and Penguin Stupidity From the Guardian

During the most amazing run of of record Antarctic Sea Ice Extent and Area ever, a comment at Bishop Hill reminds us of the recent prediction by “researchers“.

Sunday 29 June 2014

“The entire population of Antarctica’s famous emperor penguins could fall by a third by the end of the century because of disappearing sea ice, putting them at risk of extinction, researchers said on Sunday.”

” the main threat to emperor penguins’ survival comes from climate change which is melting the sea ice.”

“The loss of sea ice is reducing the supply of krill”

Disappearing Sea Ice? Melting sea ice? What loss?

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for Day 262 From 1978

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sep 20 2014 – FOUR Standard Deviations

In the history of satellite ice extent measurements there has only been 5 days where the extent is more than 4 standard deviations above the 1981-2010 mean.

Year Day of Year Month Day Extent 4 Standard Deviations For The Day of Year (According to R)
2014 216 8 4 18.60657 18.5632626616983
2014 259 9 16 19.91462 19.9051244314188
2014 260 9 17 20.05401 19.9052905021529
2014 261 9 18 20.11297 19.9308463421818
2014 262 9 19 20.12703 19.9879316730877

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for Day 262 From 1978