NSIDC Official. New Record Low Extent and Still Falling

August 27, 2012

National Snow and Ice Data Center:

Arctic sea ice appears to have broken the 2007 record daily extent and is now the lowest in the satellite era. With two to three more weeks left in the melt season, sea ice continues to track below 2007 daily extents.

Please note that this is not an announcement of the sea ice minimum extent for 2012. NSIDC will release numbers for the 2012 daily minimum extent when it occurs. A full analysis of the melt season will be published in early October, once monthly data are available for September.

Arctic sea ice extent fell to 4.10 million square kilometers (1.58 million square miles) on August 26, 2012. This was 70,000 square kilometers (27,000 square miles) below the September 18, 2007 daily extent of 4.17 million square kilometers (1.61 million square miles).

Including this year, the six lowest ice extents in the satellite record have occurred in the last six years (2007 to 2012).

6 Responses to “NSIDC Official. New Record Low Extent and Still Falling”

  1. uknowispeaksense Says:

    Well over at WTFIWWAW, Anthony made this predictable statement,

    “Neither Borenstein nor NSIDC’s current announcement mentions the massive Arctic storm that broke up huge amounts of sea ice, making this new record low possible.”

    So, there you have it. It was just that storm. Of course Anthony fails to understand what made it possible for the storm to do so much damage in the first place. He is beyond hope.

    • greenman3610 Says:

      the 2007 crash was supposedly caused by unusual winds.
      like winds and storms are peculiar in the arctic.
      They wonder why I call them deniers.

  2. Reblogged this on Echos from a Pale Blue Dot and commented:
    We’ve been watching this situation with a sort of grim determination. The determination is to know the truth, the somber attitude because we know what the revelation means to the future of our civilization.
    There is far more to be concerned about in these two images than anything the Romans faced when the Visigoth’s rebelled.
    Climate Change is only a “theory” in the sense that “The Theory of Gravity” is a theory. Calling it a theory doesn’t invalidate it’s effects.
    The melting of the Arctic Sea Ice isn’t just about sea level rise. It means record heat, droughts, floods, it means rain when you don’t want it and none when you need it. That Sea Ice is part of the engine that drives the world’s weather, and losing it means our world must change along with it.
    We know the cause, we know how to start fixing it, and we can easily do so. But we have to show enough sense, and enough care for each other to actually step up.
    The time to step up is now. Start steppin.

  3. MorinMoss Says:

    TonyBoy latest big story is that 2 new-ish systems, MASIE and IMS are not showing anything like a record low.

    If the NSIDC is making the call, I’m pretty confident they know what they’re doing but as I’ve been saying over and over for a long time now, it’s all about the VOLUME which the dittohead WooWooshTians don’t like to discuss.

  4. […] 2012/08/27: PSinclair: NSIDC Official. New Record Low Extent and Still Falling […]

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