Category Archives: Sea Ice News

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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Sea Ice News #31

I’ve watched the hubbub over the AccuWeather video by Joe Bastardi that called NSIDC’s Sea Ice data into question, because it “seemed” to show lower Arctic Sea Ice values than that of JAXA or DMI. Here they all are: JAXA … Continue reading

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Final 2010 Arctic Sea Ice Summary – Sea Ice News #30

UPDATE: Peter Sinclair shows his true crock colors, and refuses to correct his errors in “crock of the week” even after they’ve been clearly pointed out. Some “journalist”, see update screencap posted below. -Anthony I’m a bit late in getting … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #29

In sea ice news this week, Arctic sea ice continues its inexorable climb toward the summit, to be reached sometime in March 2011. At present the ice growth is tracking just below the rate of 2007, but it should also … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #28

I missed doing a Sea Ice News last week due to being a bit discombobulated with family health issues which have now thankfully been resolved, so I’ll pick up here with a new report. The news this week is that … Continue reading

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NSIDC -vs- Cryosphere Today – a visual discrepancy

I’ve been aware of this for a couple of days on our Sea Ice page, but hadn’t done anything about it since I wanted to see if it might change. When blogger Kate of Small Dead Animals noticed it and … Continue reading

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Summer 2010 in the Arctic and Other Sea Ice Topics

Guest post by Dr. Walt Meier Now that the summer is over, I thought people might be interested in a bit of retrospective of the sea ice melt season in 2010 and in the longer-term context. NSIDC provided a brief … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #27

This week we continue to see strong gains in Arctic Sea Ice. JAXA’s extent paused briefly, but has resumed a strong upwards climb, now exceeding 2005 for this date. JAXA AMSR-E Sea Ice Extent -15% or greater – click to … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #26

The news last week was the quick turnaround, this year it is the speed of ice growth. JAXA extent shows sharp growth, exceeding the 2009 rate, and almost as fast as 2005: JAXA AMSR-E Sea Ice Extent -15% or greater … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #25 – NSIDC says 2010 3rd lowest for Arctic sea ice

As I mentioned earlier, I held the WUWT Sea Ice News feature a day so that I could including an expected press release from NSDIC. I’m glad I did. Here it is, including yet another zinger from NSIDC director Mark … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – delayed a day – but still something interesting

UPDATE: Regular Sea Ice News now posted here: Sea Ice News #25 – NSIDC says 2010 3rd lowest for Arctic sea ice ======================================= Normally I have a Sea Ice News feature on Sundays. I’m holding it a day, because I’m waiting … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #24

After a false start that fooled even the experts, it appears that sea ice has turned the corner, for real this time. NSIDC issued an update this week: Update: 21 September 2010 Although ice extent appeared to reach a minimum … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #23, plus a bonus NOAA sea ice blunder

NOTE: This post has several images, including two animations. Those on slower connections, please be patient while they load. This week, I suppose the best word to describe the status of Arctic sea ice would be “uncertainty”. I alluded to … Continue reading

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NOAA’s sea ice extent blunder

Now you see it…(09/14/2010) Now you don’t…(09/15/2010)

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Sea Ice News #22 – melt season may have turned the corner

UPDATE: 8AM PST 9/13/10 JAXA has updated with their final Sept 12th data, up for the second straight day there’s been a gain: The latest value : The latest value : 5,005,000 km2 (September 12, 2010 final data) While the vagaries of wind … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #21

This week was a true roller coaster ride with Arctic Sea Ice. It is best summed up by looking at the JAXA graph for extent, shown below: Below, see the area of interest magnified.

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Sea Ice News #20

By Steve Goddard Arctic Ice (red line above) has dropped just below my June forecast (dashed line.) Over the last two weeks, strong southerly winds reminiscent of 2007 have compacted and melted significant amounts of ice. The modified NSIDC image … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Arctic mid week update

By Steve Goddard NCEP has changed their forecast, and it now appears there will be above normal temperatures over the Beaufort Sea for the next few days. This will cause continued melt of the low concentration ice, and a downwards … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #19

By Steve Goddard Barrow, AK early this morning Darkness is returning to the Arctic as the sun moves towards the horizon. In four weeks, the sun will disappear completely at the North Pole. Solar Energy as a function of latitude … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #18

By Steve Goddard Summer has come to a premature and frosty end at Santa’s workshop. http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/webphotos/noaa2.jpg It has been the coldest summer on record north of 80N, and temperatures have dropped below freezing ahead of the average date.

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Sea Ice News #17

by Steve Goddard In April, I pointed out that PIOMAS forecasts for the summer didn’t make much sense. The computer model is predicting that 3+ year old ice (which is probably in excess of 10 feet thick) is going to … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #16

By Steven Goddard, http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php Summer is rapidly winding down in the Arctic, and (based on DMI graphs) the region north of 80N appears set to finish the summer as the coldest on record. So far, there have only been a … Continue reading

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AccuWeather’s Joe Bastardi starts a weekly sea ice report

Joe writes to me today to tell me he’s started a weekly sea ice video report. He’s following our weekly Sea Ice News and Sea Ice Page lead, and even prominently referencing WUWT during his broadcast. Good for him, because … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #15

By Steve Goddard The Arctic is proud to have been listed as one of many “fastest warming places on earth.” The GISS 250km Arctic image below shows temperature trends from 1880-2009. Areas in black represent regions with no data. In … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #14 – an inconvenient July

By Steve Goddard We are seeing a number of interesting polar ice milestones this month. First, WUWT now has a new permanent Sea Ice Page, where you can find all of the live graphs and images in one place. Details … Continue reading

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Get your ice here! New WUWT Sea Ice Machine

Tired of surfing the net to get all the widely spread sea ice graphs and images? I got your back. Introducing the WUWT Sea Ice Machine. Given the intense interest in Arctic Sea Ice this year, since it appears we … Continue reading

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