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 #Arctic Sea Ice update
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 Record breaking ice extent low in #Arctic
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 Is #Arctic Sea Ice decline natural?
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 Unprecedented #Arctic weather has scientists on edge
Each month the National Snow & Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) issues an updated #Arctic Sea Ice update, and this week the January 2017 update has been published. 2016 has been and gone, and with it the impact of the cyclic El Niño warm phase has also passed. You might perhaps speculate that some will latch on … Read more The NSIDC #Arctic January update