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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Poll: March 2021


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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Extent Poll: March 2021  

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  1. 1. What will the 2021 NSIDC daily sea ice extent minimum be this year? Options are in millions of km2

    • > 7.0
      0
    • 6.75 - 7.0 (80s average)
      0
    • 6.5 to 6.75
      0
    • 6.25 to 6.5 (90s average)
      0
    • 6.0 to 6.25
      0
    • 5.75 to 6.0
      0
    • 5.5 to 5.75
      0
    • 5.25 to 5.5 (00s average)
      0
    • 5.0 to 5.25
      0
    • 4.75 to 5.0
    • 4.5 to 4.75
    • 4.25 to 4.5 (10s average)
    • 4.0 to 4.25 (2007)
    • 3.75 to 4.0
    • 3.5 to 3.75
    • 3.25 to 3.5 (2012)
    • 3.0 to 3.25
      0
    • 2.75 to 3.0
      0
    • 2.5 to 2.75
      0
    • 2.25 to 2.5
      0
    • 2.0 to 2.25
      0
    • 1.75 to 2.0
      0
    • 1.5 to 1.75
      0
    • 1.25 to 1.5
      0
    • 1.0 to 1.25
      0
    • <1.0
      0


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  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Windstorms and Thunderstorms
  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary

It seems likely that we've passed the maximum for the 2020/21 refreeze, and so it's time for the first sea ice extent minimum poll of the year.
The annual minimum typically occurs during September, so a lot of weather to come between now and then
Using the NSIDC daily extent, the minima since 2010, in millions of km2, are:

2020:    3.7
2019:    4.1
2018:    4.6
2017:    4.6
2016:    4.1
2015:    4.4
2014:    5.0
2013:    5.0
2012:    3.3
2011:    4.3
2010:    4.6

Spreadsheets and other sea ice data can be accessed through the NSIDC here

I'll try to get these polls up 5 or so days before the end of each month, and then close them at the end of the last day of the month. So give me a nudge if I forget!

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