Wednesday, February 01, 2012

4th Lowest Arctic Sea Ice Extent for January

The NSIDC's measurement for Arctic sea ice extent is 13.73 Mkm2, the 4th lowest January in their records (Nov 1978-present).

The 12-month rolling average is 56,000 km2 (0.5%) above the minimum, which occurred three months ago (Oct 2011). In the last 120 months the ice is 6.3% lower than the prior 10-year period. (Ten years ago it was only 2.6% lower than the same period before.)

Notions that the Arctic has "rebounded" are absurd, to put it nicely. (To put it bluntly, they are lies.)

UPDATE: From the NSIDC, today:

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