Arctic sea ice extent not playing ball

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xmetman

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Aug 29, 2019, 9:35:13 AM8/29/19
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Arctic sea ice extent has again proved far more resilient (for whatever reason) than forecast by most if not all of the scientific pundits and has refused to produce - like last year - a new record minimum. Yes I know, there are still a couple more weeks before minimum is reached and I'm playing a hunch, but the extent didn't slide like it did in 2012, and if anything it's bolstered its position at #3 for the 27th of August.

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Brian Wakem

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Aug 29, 2019, 9:51:11 AM8/29/19
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Antarctic sea ice is looking pretty healthy.

xmetman

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Aug 29, 2019, 12:24:21 PM8/29/19
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Antarctic extent has finally clawed its way back close to last years levels, but in reality it's not that much higher than it was in the big slump of 2017.

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Brian Wakem

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Aug 29, 2019, 12:43:49 PM8/29/19
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It looks a lot closer to average on the chart I use:

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xmetman

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Aug 29, 2019, 4:31:37 PM8/29/19
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Yes you're right currently the extent stands at 98.7% of average - I'll check the plotting of my standard deviations they may have deviated!
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