Global Sea Ice Anomaly Record Approaching
Posted by Jeff Condon on August 31, 2011
Global sea ice anomaly is nearing a record low. It is quite possible that we will break it in the coming weeks. The Antarctic seems unremarkable but the Arctic is running close to the lowest levels measured in the past 30 years. It looks from figure 1 like we may have tied for the minimum total sea ice around January of 2011. There is barely 20 million sq kilometers left so sea Ice doom is in our future (can’t resist).
All graphs are from the UIUC Cryosphere page and can be clicked for the full size image.