In addition, Gavin's August 2014 anomaly map as of today shows the coldest and warmest anomalies on the planet are only separated by two 2° grid boxes (about 111 km per 1° or a total of only ~444 km). These two extreme cold/warm anomalies in Antarctica are indicated by the arrows below and correspond to a cold anomaly from -4 to -4.6C and a warm anomaly of +4 to +8C, thus a difference between the two of between 8C to 12.6C, over a mere ~444 km distance [276 miles].
|2° grid boxes shown with 1200 km smoothing. Top arrow is over an area currently covered by record-high levels of Antarctic sea ice.|
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