**NSIDC Total Area as at 7 September (***5 day trailing average*) = 3,296,203 km2

This is 225 k above the 2010-2017 average total area for this date

Total Area loss 12 k , 6 k below average for the day

Central Seas loss 13 k,

Peripheral Seas gain 1 k, all seas <5% of max.

Other Seas loss 0 k, all seas <5% of max.

**Analysis of individual seas.**

**Pacific Side**

- The Bering Sea - finished,

- Chukchi Sea loss 1 k, area 35 k, < 5% of maximum.

**Atlantic Side**

- Baffin Sea loss 2 k, area 19 k, <5% of max,

- Greenland Sea gain exactly 3,000 km2 (suspicious?), area 48 k,

- Barents Sea - finished,

- The Kara Sea area loss 0.5 k, area 29 k, < 5% of maximum.

- The Laptev Sea area loss 1 k, area 14 k, <5% of maximum.

**CAB**

- Beaufort Sea loss 5 k,

- The Canadian Archipelago loss 2 k,

- East Siberian Sea loss 13 k .

**- The Central Arctic Sea gain 9 k,**

Other seas

- St Lawrence -finished,

- Hudson Bay area loss 0 k, Area 7 k,

- The Okhotsk Sea - finished .

On average, this is when daily **area** loss declines sharply and wobbles from day to day. The area loss of 12 k is below average by 6 k for this day. Extent loss (also 5-day trailing average)) was 27 k, 3k below average for the day. Daily extent loss 39k after gain 6k, loss 65k ,gain 32k, 66k loss, 3k gain, losses 70k in the previous days. End of season wobbles continue.

ps: While we wee all looking at the Arctic, there was a different story unfolding at the other end of the planet. See last table.