Antarctic Ice Extent Still Well Above Normal

  • Date: 06/02/13

Following the records set last September,  Antarctic Sea Ice Extent continues to run well above normal. The average for January was similar to last year, and continues the increasing trend since 1979. Sea Ice Area is also much higher than normal. As at the 4th February, it was 27% above normal. 

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http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/

 

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http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.antarctic.png

 

Meanwhile, Arctic Ice Extent has been running above last year’s figures for the most of last month.

 

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_stddev_timeseries.png

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_stddev_timeseries.pn

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