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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Poll: April 2021


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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Extent Poll: April 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)
      1
    • 6.0 to 6.25
      1
    • 5.75 to 6.0
      1
    • 5.5 to 5.75
      2
    • 5.25 to 5.5 (00s average)
      2
    • 5.0 to 5.25
      0
    • 4.75 to 5.0
      2
    • 4.5 to 4.75
      7
    • 4.25 to 4.5 (10s average)
      5
    • 4.0 to 4.25 (2007)
      4
    • 3.75 to 4.0
      9
    • 3.5 to 3.75
      4
    • 3.25 to 3.5 (2012)
      3
    • 3.0 to 3.25
      3
    • 2.75 to 3.0
      2
    • 2.5 to 2.75
      2
    • 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
      1


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

Here's the new sea ice poll for April.

In last months poll, from 11 votes the average was 4.1 million km2 with a standard deviation of 0.5 million km2.

Extent has varied between 9th and 3rd lowest over the last 3 weeks.
Volume is at 3rd lowest on the latest update from PIOMAS, while the combined SMOS and CryoSat dataset has volume at lowest on record for the time of year.

As a reminder, the minima since 2010 in millions of km2 from the daily NSIDC data 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

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  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy disruptive snowfall.
  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.

Must admit i am basing my predictions totally on weather forecasting experience rather than having any knowledge of climate science but i am expecting a very meridional flow throughout the next 12 months so would expect some serious WAA into the arctic at times, i have gone for sea ice minimum to bottom out lower than 2012 this time.

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