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Two more lines to add to my previous post of annual minima that have been more than halved: 242 (2.48831) (4.97662): 1992 (5.02678), 1985 (4.99285) 244 (2.44437) (4.88874): 1981 (4.95649), 1997 (4.89971)
(re-post to right thread) CT area is now below half the minima of eight previous years, something which hadn't happened for a single year until 2012. Day (area) (2x area): year(s) passed (area) 232 (2.74199) (5.48398): 1980 (5.50771) 235 (2.65255) (5.30510): 1983 (5.38693), 1986 (5.38184), 1979 (5.30673) 237 (2.64316) (5.28632): 1987 (5.28899) 238 (2.59449) (5.18898): 1996 (5.23818) 239 (2.56956) (5.13912): 1988 (5.14489) 240 (2.52242) (5.04484): 1982 (5.13906)
CT area is now below half the minima of eight previous years, something which hadn't happend for a single year until 2012. Day (area) (2x area): year(s) passed (area) 232 (2.74199) (5.48398): 1980 (5.50771) 235 (2.65255) (5.30510): 1983 (5.38693), 1986 (5.38184), 1979 (5.30673) 237 (2.64316) (5.28632): 1987 (5.28899) 238 (2.59449) (5.18898): 1996 (5.23818) 239 (2.56956) (5.13912): 1988 (5.14489) 240 (2.52242) (5.04484): 1982 (5.13906)
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2012 on ASI 2012 update 10: (wh)at a loss at Arctic Sea Ice
With the latest update CT area is for the first time less than half (49,8%) of the highest minimum, 5,50771 in 1980.
14 down, 19 to go... The 14 CT area annual minima surpassed so far this year: 193 (5.35825): 1980 (5.50771), 1983 (5.38693), 1986 (5.38184) 194 (5.25006): 1979 (5.30673), 1987 (5.28899) 195 (5.10301): 1996 (5.23818), 1988 (5.14489), 1982 (5.13906) 198 (4.86197): 1992 (5.02678), 1985 (4.99285), 1981 (4.95649), 1997 (4.89971) 199 (4.80006): 1994 (4.8161), 1989 (4.81592) The 19 remaining: 1984 (4.69589) 1990 (4.62893) 2001 (4.53362) 1993 (4.47295) 1991 (4.46038) 1995 (4.4103) 2004 (4.28297) 1998 (4.2624) 1999 (4.2045) 2000 (4.16877) 2003 (4.14166) 2005 (4.0918) 2002 (4.03471) 2006 (4.01692) 2009 (3.4246) 2010 (3.07213) 2008 (3.00356) 2007 (2.91944) 2011 (2.90474)
The AMSR-E replacement is scheduled to launch 18 May on the GCOM-W1 satellite. http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/gcom_w/index_e.html
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2012 on April 2012 Open Thread at Arctic Sea Ice
Using the false-color 'Bands 3-6-7' makes it a bit easier to separate ice and clouds. It's only available from Terra, not Aqua.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2011 on Flushing out the Fjord at Arctic Sea Ice
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