Category Archives: Sea Ice News

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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Sea Ice News: Arctic sea ice “may” have turned the corner

UPDATES: New NSIDC data and a press release from them added below. While some folks (Joe Romm in particular) are touting the recent University of Bremen press release suggesting a new record low has been met, declaring record minimum Arctic extent … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News: Arctic sea ice extent making a sharp right turn

Over the past few days, Arctic sea ice extent has braked dramatically in the daily loss rate and now has made a sharp right turn, which is rather unusual. Here’s the JAXA extent: And here is a close up view, … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – June ARCUS forecast from readers submitted

JAXA AMSR-E Sea Ice Extent -15% or greater – click to enlarge I submitted the WUWT ARCUS sea ice forecast today, based on votes received in our poll. Here is what I submitted via email, and asked for an acknowledgment:

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Sea Ice News – Call for Arctic sea-ice forecasts, plus forecast poll

It has been awhile since I’ve done a sea-ice report. That said, not much of note has been going on in the sea-ice arena, we are in that time of year when all of the years converge into a tighter … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #36 – Arctic maximum ice extent reached – NANSEN data disagrees with NSIDC’s on the claim of a tie with 2006-2007

Now we start the slow slide into the Arctic Ice Minimum, likely sometime in September. It is important to point out that there’s a lot of ice up there, and as illustrated by the images below, the losses at ICEmax … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #35 – Less ice, more snow

This is NSIDC’s report, and since I’m on a road trip, I’m unable to do an in-depth analysis. However, the WUWT Sea Ice page has more, and you can draw your own conclusions from the data presented there. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #34

It has been awhile since I posted a  Sea Ice News. This one is a two parter. NSIDC’s Monthly Sea Ice News comes first, followed by some images and content I find interesting. Kudos to NSIDC for flagging the AO … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #33

I’ve held the normal Sunday Sea Ice news until NSIDC released their monthly report, which they did today. I’m repeating it here verbatim. The main issue with Arctic extent has to do with the persistent Arctic Oscillation induced high over … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #32 – Southern Comfort

I’ve been remiss at posting regular entries of this feature, and there hasn’t been much happening on the way to peak Arctic Ice this year. The action seems mostly down south, and there’s a lot of news from NSIDC that … Continue reading

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