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What will the JAXA Antarctica Minimum be this year? (In million sq km)

> 3.5
0 (0%)
3.25 to 3.5
0 (0%)
3.125 to 3.375
0 (0%)
3 to 3.25
0 (0%)
2.875 to 3.125
0 (0%)
2.75 to 3
0 (0%)
2.625 to 2.875
0 (0%)
2.5 to 2.75
1 (4.8%)
2.375 to 2.625
1 (4.8%)
2.25 to 2.5
2 (9.5%)
2.125 to 2.375
3 (14.3%)
2 to 2.25
8 (38.1%)
1.875 to 2.125
4 (19%)
1.75 to 2
1 (4.8%)
1.625 to 1.875
0 (0%)
<1.75
1 (4.8%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: January 31, 2018, 12:06:55 PM

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January Poll: JAXA Antarctica Sea Ice Minimum Extent
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:06:55 PM »
Please give your best guess in answer to the poll title.  The poll closes at the end of January; you may change your answer at any time up to then.  Narrow overlapping bins have been used.

Figures from previous years (with thanks to Darvince for his post last year with most of these):

2017: 2.15 (lowest on record)
2016: 2.66
2015: 3.59 (2nd highest)
2014: 3.54
2013: 3.69 (highest on record)
2012: 3.22
2011: 2.32 (3rd lowest)

2006: 2.41

1997: 2.25 (2nd lowest)

1993: 2.37 (4th lowest)

1986: 3.01
1985: 2.58
1984: 2.53
1983: 2.91
1982: 3.01
1981: 2.74
1980: 2.53
1979: 2.87

Last month's poll results can be found here: https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2212.0.html

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Re: January Poll: JAXA Antarctica Sea Ice Minimum Extent
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 03:20:40 PM »
Why not, a slight rebound from last year and 2.2, I hope...  :-\
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Re: January Poll: JAXA Antarctica Sea Ice Minimum Extent
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 04:02:36 PM »
I split the difference between 2016 and 2017 minimums (then, there being two possible bins, choose the bin less visited).
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Re: January Poll: JAXA Antarctica Sea Ice Minimum Extent
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 02:26:54 PM »
Only a few days left to vote or review votes (poll closes on fhe 31st). Personally, I'm considering going down half a step to 2 to 2.25; it looks like we may be ending up in a similar place to last year, so I'd like to put last year's figure of 2.15 in the middle of my estimated range. EDIT: Going with this change for now.
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Re: January Poll: JAXA Antarctica Sea Ice Minimum Extent
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 03:22:00 PM »
I, too, have joined the masses.  Gerontocrat's postings on the Antarctic Sea Ice Extent thread aren't just influencing me.
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Re: January Poll: JAXA Antarctica Sea Ice Minimum Extent
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 08:28:41 PM »
And I've backtracked up to the 2.125 - 2.375 bin.  This year is still well behind 2017, and forecast conditions don't seem dramatically conducive to melt (http://cci-reanalyzer.org/wx/5day/).

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Re: January Poll: JAXA Antarctica Sea Ice Minimum Extent
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 01:13:14 PM »
Poll is closed. Forum guesstimates of the minimum seem to have clustered up and also lowered on average since the December poll; statistical analysis coming later.

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Re: January Poll: JAXA Antarctica Sea Ice Minimum Extent
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 11:17:56 PM »
Apologies for never supplying any such promised statistical analysis. I think it's now time to call this year's minimum, short of a very late season two century drop: 2.21m square km. Those who bet on the 2 to 2.25 bin got in by a nose; those who guessed at 2.125 to 2.375 were, not to blow my own trumpet, pretty dead on; and those who went for 2.25 to 2.5 missed by a whisker. That's all for guessing on the antarctic melting aeason this year; see you in the freezing season polls!