#Arctic Sea Ice update

arctic sea ice extent - 6th March 2018

The National Snow and Ice Data Centre have issued their early March update for Arctic sea ice news. The content is not exactly a surprise. Below I’ve laid out some of the details. Highlights Temperatures over the Arctic have been unseasonably high and have been approaching melting point – in February – a time when … Read more

Record breaking ice extent low in #Arctic

Towards the beginning of the month it looked as if we had indeed reached an astonishing new low ice extent record in the arctic, but it really was too early to make that cal then. Well the news is that the National Snow and Ice Data Centre have called it … Update 22nd March Arctic … Read more

Is #Arctic Sea Ice decline natural?

February 2017 saw new records being established. Arctic sea ice extent for February 2017 averaged 14.28 million square kilometers (5.51 million square miles), the lowest February extent in the 38-year satellite record. This is 40,000 square kilometers (15,400 square miles) below February 2016, the previous lowest extent for the month, and 1.18 million square kilometers (455,600 square miles) … Read more

Unprecedented #Arctic weather has scientists on edge

Bryan Thomas, who works as station chief at NOAA’s Point Barrow, Alaska, observatory is deeply troubled. As he sits within his office there in Alaska, he can look North out over the Arctic ocean in the middle of February. It should all be sea ice, but it is not … “I could see what’s known as water-skyoffsite link — … Read more