2006-6914858.83 Kilometers Squared

2007-5658628.48 Kilometers Squared

2008-6957847.31 Kilometers Squared

2009-6649893.15 Kilometers Squared

2010-6326294.13 Kilometers Squared

2011-6230654.16 Kilometers Squared

2012-6308909.23 Kilometers Squared

2013-6528327.55 Kilometers Squared

2014-6815819.12 Kilometers Squared

2015-6446197.31 Kilometers Squared

2016-6335948.88 Kilometers Squared

2017-6301329.71 Kilometers Squared

For day 221 (day 222 will update today), the MASIE value is currently third place (ahead of 2007 and 2011).

ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02186/masie_4km_allyears_extent_sqkm.csvI find your illogical reasoning for a record JAXA sea ice extent minimum value using MASIE data underwhelming.

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Clearly you do not have a clue what my reasoning is. I made no mention of any previous years other than 2012. I chose to talk about what I consider to be the RELEVANT data. In my opinion it is beyond doubt that the ice is in a terminal decline with an approximately five year cycle superimposed on it. Since it is apparent that things are changing rapidly I see no reason to look back as far as 2007. Well done you for spotting that in that year the ice was lower during August. I stand by my thinking however much you are underwhelmed. I will not respond again.