Category Archives: Sea Ice News

Sea Ice News Volume 5 Number 4 – Are polar satellite sea ice sensors going wonky?

Sunshine hours writes: I have been a bit worried about the deep deep dive in Antarctica Sea Ice Extent. It appears to be a processing or sensor error. As of today the NSIDC data confirms it. (see image below) In … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 5 #4 – 2014 Sea Ice Forecast Contest First Predictions

From the Sea Ice Prediction Network Summary: Thank you to the groups that contributed to the 2014 June report; 28 pan-Arctic contributions (plus one additional regional) is a record for the Sea Ice Outlook! We also welcome several new groups … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 5 #3 – The 2014 Sea Ice Forecast Contest

While we have done this usually a week ahead in prior years, I’m very late out of the gate this year, as I have a lot of distractions and work on my plate. Due to the deadline being today, this … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 5 #2 – NOAA forecasts above normal Arctic ice extent for summer 2014

By Joe Bastardi and Anthony Watts (based on an email exchange) This is interesting. NOAA is forecasting the months of August, September, and October of 2014 to have above normal Arctic Sea ice extent. As readers know, late September is … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – Volume 5 Number 1 – multiyear ice on the rise

Multi-year Arctic ice posts a large gain, peak ice occurred later this year. Antarctica had fourth highest minimum. From NSIDC: Arctic sea ice at fifth lowest annual maximum Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on March 21, after … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice Appears to Have Reached Maximum And Other Ice Observations

Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” Per the image above, Arctic Sea Ice Extent made a late season run, but it appears to have reached its maximum for the year. “NSIDC … Continue reading

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Southern Sea Ice Area Minimum 2nd Highest on Record

By WUWT Regular Just The Facts Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area reached a minimum of 2.447 Million Sq km on February 23rd, 2014, which exceeded the prior 2nd highest minimum of 2.423 Million Sq km that occurred on February 22nd, 2013. … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 6: Arctic sea ice has most definitely turned the corner – Maslowski is falsified

Plus notes on the ARCUS sea ice forecasting contest As I pointed out on September 16th in Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 5: No ice free Arctic this year – it appears that Arctic sea ice has turned the corner … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 5: No ice free Arctic this year – it appears that Arctic sea ice has turned the corner

It looks like the Maslowski Countdown has ended early and there will be no “ice free Arctic” as predicted this year. From NSIDC, which has a 5 day average in the plot. It looks like the minimum extent is ~5.0-5.1 … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 number 4 – The Maslowski Countdown to an ‘ice-free Arctic’ begins

A grand experiment is being conducted in the Arctic this year that may not only falsify a prediction made in 2007, but may also further distance a connection between Arctic air temperature and sea ice decline. You may have noticed … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 #3 – 2013 Sea Ice Forecast Contest

We are closing on the Arctic sea ice minimum. Will it be another Serreze death spiral media opportunity? Or will it be ho-hum- nothing to see here, move along? Once again I’m inviting readers to submit their best guess, best … Continue reading

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Observations From The WUWT Sea Ice Page

Image Credit: Cryosphere Today – University of Illinois – Polar Research Group By WUWT Regular Just The Facts Global Sea Ice Area, shown above, has remained quite average this year. However, this is not due to a recovery in Northern … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s “Reality Minions” think the North Pole is melting – except that’s NOT a photo of the North Pole

Even journalists get tripped up into thinking this is photo from the North Pole. At the real North Pole, history shows this to be a relatively common occurrence. It isn’t very hard to catch Al Gore and his Climate Reality … Continue reading

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Why Antarctic Sea Ice Is the Better Climate Change Indicator

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University Global warming theory predicts that rising levels of CO2 will gradually warm the air and cause an increasing loss of sea ice. As temperatures rise, … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 #2 – The 2013 Sea Ice Forecast Contest

The race to forecast the minimum is on again. Will it be another Serreze death spiral media opportunity? Or will it be ho-hum- nothing to see here, move along? Once again I’m inviting readers to submit their best guess, best … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News: Volume 4 #1 – Arctic Ice gain sets a new record

From the Nature abhors a vacuum department comes this note from RealScience showing that Arctic sea ice has made a stunning rebound since the record low recorded in the late summer of 2012. With a few weeks of growth still to … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 #15 – Arctic sea ice doubles in October

In Sea Ice News #14, we noted that the Arctic refreeze was the fastest ever. According to NSIDC, Arctic sea ice extent doubled in October. Arctic rapidly gaining winter ice Ice extent doubled in October. The rate of increase since … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 14 – Arctic refreeze fastest ever

After all of the news about a minimum record ice extent last month, this is interesting. As we know when water loses its ice cover, it allows a lot of heat to radiate into space as LWIR. many predictied that … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 number 13 – 2012 Arctic sea ice minimum reached, it’s all gain from here

I’ve been watching the JAXA sea ice data on the WUWT sea ice page intently for the last few days. Click to enlarge. I was ready to call the minimum this morning, but thought I’d get a second opinion, so … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 number 12 – has Arctic sea ice started to turn the corner?

Nothing definitive, but interesting. The area plot above is from NANSEN. The extent plot also shows a turn:

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 1 – new Arctic satellite extent record

PART1 – (part 2 comes later today is NOW ONLINE HERE) I’ve been noting with some humor the anticipation of a new Arctic sea ice extent minimum in the Alarmosphere. Yesterday, the frustration that there hasn’t been any major announcement … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 10 – ARCUS August Sea Ice Outlook posted, plus worries over Arctic storm breaking up sea ice

In the latest ARCUS Sea Ice Outlook, WUWT, Stroeve (NSIDC), and Meier (NSIDC) agree at 4.5 million square km. Whether those values turn out to be high due to the recent ice loss as a result of a strong Arctic … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 9

I don’t have much time for a detailed post, a number of people want to discuss sea ice, so here is your chance. We also need to update the ARCUS forecast  for August, due Monday August 6th.  Poll follows: 

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 8 – meltwater hues, or blues?

WUWT commenter Caleb writes on 2012/07/20 at 7:53 am Check out the “North Pole Camera” on the WUWT “Sea Ice Page.” Both Camera #1 and Camera #2 show lovely summer weather, and patches of melt-water atop the ice. One problem … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 7 – The next ARCUS Sea Ice Outlook forecasting poll for 2012 is online

NOTE: Poll closes at 12PM PST, Thursday, July 5th. First, in case you missed it over the weekend, the WUWT Sea Ice page has gone through an upgrade. A number of new graphs and data sources were added that should … Continue reading

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WUWT Sea Ice Page Upgrades and Northern Regional Sea Ice Overview

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” We are pleased to introduce an array of upgrades to the WUWT Sea Ice Page, including: Arctic Sea Ice Thickness: From the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – HYCOM Consortium for Data-Assimilative Ocean Modeling links … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News: NSIDC’s Dr. Walt Meier on this Arctic ice season

Guest post by Dr. Walt Meier, National Snow and Ice Data Center Winds, Temperatures, and Arctic Sea Ice Extent As the summer sea ice melt season gets into high gear, I thought I’d do a post on sea ice processes … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 6 – Sea Ice Outlook forecasting contest for 2012 is online

First some news on the status of the WUWT Sea Ice Page. The JAXA imagery, which has been DOA ever since the failure of the AMSRE instrument on the AQUA satellite is now operational again. The plot is below: JAXA … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 5 – SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook forecasting contest for 2012

The Arctic sea ice extent forecasting contest is on again.  As before I’ll allow readers to submit their best estimates in a poll, and I’ll submit those results as we’ve done in the past two years. Last year, the forecast … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 4: NSIDC Arctic sea ice extent touches the normal line

There was a lot of controversy leading up to this moment, as we covered previously on WUWT where NSIDC put a new trailing average algorithm online with no notice, and bungled the climatology in the process, needing a fix. As … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 3 – Beaucoup Bering Sea Ice

NASA reports in Bering Sea Teeming with Ice that “…the Bering Sea has been choking with sea ice. “ acquired March 19, 2012 download large image (12 MB, JPEG, 6800×8800) acquired March 19, 2012 download GeoTIFF file (95 MB, TIFF) acquired … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3, #2

In today’s report Arctic Sea Ice on the rise again, presently in the range of normal levels Antarctic Sea Ice is at slightly above normal levels Why is early satellite data for Arctic and Antarctic Ice extent referenced in the … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 #1 – The “Arctic Institute” pwns itself

UPDATE: 3/5 8:30PM PST There’s a hilarious backstory on the sockpuppetry that went on yesterday from the founder of The Arctic Institute – read my comment on it here It is that time again where attention turns to Arctic Sea … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News: rapid re-refreeze of the Arctic in October, 40% faster than normal

From NSIDC: A rapid freeze-up Arctic sea ice extent increased rapidly through October, as is typical this time of year. Large areas of open water were still present in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas at the end of the month. … Continue reading

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Arctic ice refreezing after falling short of 2007 record

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow The arctic ice appears to have bottomed out at a level 6.4% higher than the 2007 record. Mark Serreze of the National Snow and Ice Data Center says the Arctic could be ice-free in … Continue reading

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