Sea Ice UPDATE: JAXA Extent graph for 08/29
August 29, 2012
Compare this product of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to the National Snow and Ice Data Center below. More perspective on the comparison with recent years.
A correspondent asks:
“Am I wrong to infer a relationship between degree of minimum extent and timing of minima? It seems that larger ice volumes hit their minimum earlier in the year. Could we thus expect this year’s ice extent minimum to be later still, perhaps even into October?”
No way I’m going to go out on a limb here. We are thru the looking glass at this point, but just eyeballing the graph (always dangerous) – it would seem not out of the question.
Experts – I know you’re out there – feel free to weigh in.