Antarctic Sea Ice Growth Continues To Blow Away Records: ‘Highest level since measurements began in 1979′ – ’10.3% above 1981-2010 climatological avg’


By: - Climate DepotJune 4, 2014 7:37 AM

Antarctic Sea Ice Continues To Blow Away Records

http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/antarctic-sea-ice-continues-to-blow-away-records

By Paul Homewood
 

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/index.html
 
Antarctic sea ice has set a new record for May, with extent at the highest level since measurements began in 1979. At the end of the month, it expanded to 12.965 million sq km, beating the previous record of 12.722 million sq km set in 2010. This year’s figure is 10.3% above the 1981-2010 climatological average of 11.749 million sq km.
The lowest extent on record was 10.208 million sq km in 1986.
 
It is a similar story for the average monthly extent, below.
 

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/index.html
 
 
Ice extent has been consistently and continuously well above climatological norms for the last 12 months.
 

ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/south/daily/data/
 
 
 HH Lamb
It is worth not what Hubert Lamb had to say about Antarctic sea ice in the 19thC, in his book “Climate, History and The Modern World”, (page 257):
 

 
Expanding sea ice coincided with a colder climate, and not a warmer one.
 
 
Global Sea Ice
 
Finally, let’s take a look at global sea ice area, which has been running above average for most of this year.
 
 

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/