Sea Ice Update July 19 2014 – Antarctica/Arctica Continues to Surprise

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Antarctica is only 50,000 sq km from the record for the day. And the Arctic is melting slowly.

A quick update for sea ice extent for day 200 of 2014

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is -354,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 23 for the day.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 973,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 2 for the day.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -1,328,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 31 for the day.

NOAA Data here and here here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_200_1981-2010

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_200_1981-2010

Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_200_1981-2010

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