Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New Record

  • Date: 03/02/14
  • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

Antarctic sea ice extent continues to break records. Extent at 31st January, of 4.540 million sq km, beat the previous record set in 2008.

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This is 26% higher than the climatological average for this date of 3.598 million sq km.

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On average, Antarctic sea ice reaches minimum on 20th February, about a month earlier, relatively speaking, than the Arctic. It is likely then that we will see a new record high minimum set this month. The current record was set in 2008, with 3.691 million sq km.

Meanwhile, global sea ice area is normal.

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