Get your ice here! New WUWT Sea Ice Machine

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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 have a potential for recovery again, I’ve decided to put all the sea ice graphs and imagery in one handy place for easy nail biting reference.

The familar JAXA thumbnail in the right sidebar now links to this page. Please let me know if there are additional graphs or images that are worthwhile for inclusion.

The page is available on the menu at the top under the header. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner.

Direct link (suitable for bookmarking or linking to from your website) is here:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/sea-ice-page/

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94 thoughts on “Get your ice here! New WUWT Sea Ice Machine

  1. one handy place for easy nail biting reference
    Sit back and have some popcorn! 😉

  2. Neat idea. Very convenient and more informative than trawling separate sites. It’s all to hand as it were.
    Congratulations on yet another useful improvement.
    Kindest Regards

  3. Will these be “live” or do we have to go to the actual sites?
    REPLY: These are all updated live. When those websites update, so does WUWT’s Sea Ice Page – Anthony

  4. Great idea.
    No more nail biting.
    At some point it would be good to put up a simple chart showing the estimated
    volume of ice and snow on 1. Greenland, 2. The Arctic Ocean, and 3. Antarctica
    with the rate at which credible scientists think there is melting and then depicting
    how many years it would take for these to melt.

  5. This is great. I had bookmarked a number of these sites just to try to stay informed as I read/hear about arctic ice changes, etc. Now I can replace them all with this.
    I do have question about concentration of ice in the color plot and sea ice area: how do melt ponds on the ice affect the values? Can the melt ponds vs. open water be differentiated? Or do melt ponds, because it is ‘water on the surface’ count against the concentration?

  6. OT but this has got to be one of the largest systems I’ve ever seen and its 8C daytime which is about 15C below average for this time of year. maybe the extra large Antarctica is promoting more extended cold clockwise whirpools pools deep into the SA tropics…..
    http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=-25.23999977&lon=-57.52000046&zoom=8&pin=Asuncion%2c%20Paraguay&type=hyb&rad=0&wxsn=0&svr=0&cams=0&sat=1&sat.num=1&sat.spd=25&sat.opa=85&sat.gtt1=109&sat.gtt2=108&sat.type=VIS&riv=0&mm=0&hur=0
    REPLY: Broken link

  7. Anthony–
    I love you, man. <>
    Don’t know if it is at all a reasonable request, but some way to show the most recent Cryosphere comparo images for current year vs an interesting baseline year (2007? 2008? Alas, 2009 is not available) would be greatly appreciated.
    That might be a technical bridge too far, and I understand that. But maybe not, as they seem to be sticking them in an archive with a constant naming scheme. . .
    REPLY: that requires some custom code, like Javascript, and wp.com hosting doesn’t allow that unfortunately. – Anthony

  8. Well, I could see popping their tool would, but would calculating a date to use as a substition string?
    The format for all their images is this: http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/ARCHIVE/20100715.jpg But of course they are always at least a day-behind on the current year, and lately for some reason two days behind, so you’d need to be able to subtract two.
    Anyway, just a suggestion.
    REPLY: maybe somebody could host some code on an external server that could generate a live image URL for WUWT? WP.com limits even basic coding in pages. -Anthony

  9. These might be helpful to add for the Antarctic;
    http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/amsr/ice_ext_s.png
    http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/S_bm_extent_hires.png
    and here are the Arctic versions as well:
    http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/amsr/ice_ext_n.png
    http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_bm_extent_hires.png
    Also, a source guide at the bottom might be valuable, e.g.:
    The Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois:
    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/
    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/
    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/
    National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC):
    http://nsidc.org/
    http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/
    http://nsidc.org/searchlight/
    University of Bremenpart
    http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de/eng/
    http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de/iuppage/psa/2001/amsrop.html
    http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/
    International Arctic Research Center/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (IARC-JAXA)
    http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/
    http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/
    Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
    http://ocean.dmi.dk/english/index.php
    http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/index.uk.php
    REPLY: And I’m reminded by this that I forgot NANSEN too. Thanks -Anthony

  10. Exellent stuff! Just what the doctor ordered. When battling with warmists I can simply ask them to look at 1 link with their own lying eyes (I hope while biting nails).
    REPLY: Use the shortlink URL for this page: http://wp.me/P7y4l-5Kc

  11. cryosphere arctic regions down the bottom for us with a very serious habit?
    REPLY: Not interested in arguments over placement, take it or leave it. Beggars can’t be choosy, especially when I dedicate my Saturday to providing a public service – Anthony

  12. The two graphs I like are the arctic and antarctic anomalies in million square kilometers with the zero line being the 1978-2000 average.
    If those two were sequential it would be real easy to see the that negative anomaly at the north pole is matched by an equal and opposite positive anomaly at the south pole.
    Kind of puts things in perspective and makes me think of Newton’s third law of motion: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

  13. Sweet! Excellent work as always! If only everyone interested in global warming and AGW would look at ALL of the data (as is presented here) rather than just the select data that fits preconceived notions.

  14. Thanks Anthony!
    Very nice.
    How about a solar page?
    Not to sound ungrateful.
    You do so much already, I really appreciate your work. Thanks for all you do.
    REPLY: Why you ungrateful little #@^&(#4! …uh OK – Anthony

  15. Dave Springer says:
    July 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    “The two graphs I like are the arctic and antarctic anomalies in million square kilometers with the zero line being the 1978-2000 average.
    If those two were sequential it would be real easy to see the that negative anomaly at the north pole is matched by an equal and opposite positive anomaly at the south pole.
    Kind of puts things in perspective and makes me think of Newton’s third law of motion: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
    Ideally Cryosphere Today and NSIDC would offer merged Arctic and Antarctic charts like rbateman developed:
    http://www.robertb.darkhorizons.org/seaice.anomaly.Ant_arctic.jpg
    Perhaps if we ask Cryoshoere Today:
    cryosphere-data@atmos.uiuc.edu
    and NSIDC;
    http://nsidc.org/forms/asna.html
    nicely, they might be inclined to begin offering this information on their websites.

  16. Love the cam at the north pole showing the poly bears basking in the hot summer sun with their sun umbrellas and all! But, any way to get the ice and snow off of the lense? /sarc
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Anthony!

  17. Great Page, Anthony… I check in on DMI, JAXA and Arctic ROOS almost everyday and that’s a lot of clicking and pointing. It’s nice to have all those charts and links in one place. It’s still a long way until the melt season bottoms out… or is supposed to, but those graphs are starting to look scary, in a cold sort of way.

  18. Hi all, I made two new kinds of charts based on the daily JAXA-Dates. In the first you can see the daily development of the anomaly in extent without “eye cancer” 🙂 in relation to the years 2006-2009 and the median of the years 2003-2009 and also in relation to the max and min dates: http://www.dh7fb.de/noaice/image010.gif.
    In the second one you can see the development of the daily ice-loss: http://www.dh7fb.de/noaice/image021.gif also in relation to the years b4. Both charts are updated daily at about 04:00 UT.
    Enjoy! DH7FB with best greetings!

  19. I’d strongly suggest adding the pole centered 30 day animation from Cryosphere Today. It really gives a far better perspective on what is going on than any of the one dimensional graphs of extent or thickness (which are very misleading, especially now while winds and currents have the melting and thinning ice pretty much stalled in place, so that nothing seems to change, when in fact the rate of melt is progressing normally, if not faster than normal), or single day snapshots which give no sense of the rate of change.
    30 Day Arctic Ice Animation

  20. Don’t use the “r”-word !
    In climate science, arctic sea-ice going up is never a “recovery”, at best it may be called a “travesty”.

  21. sphaerica says:
    July 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    “[…]Today. It really gives a far better perspective on what is going on than any of the one dimensional graphs of extent or thickness (which are very misleading, […]”
    It was good enough in Summer 2007, wasn’t it?

  22. How about a graph of the total ocean heat content, particularly that derived from the Argo Bouy data. I bet you could find a nice picture of a calorimeter to show it off.

  23. The way AMSRE sea ice extents is trending, 2010 is exceeding not only 2007 minimum extents, but also 2008, and 2009 by wide margins.
    Extending the ever-decreasing slope portends greater than 7 million km^2 at minimum. Will it reach that point? As the IPCC says in its numerous Summaries for Policymakers, that possibility cannot be excluded and is within a scientific certainly of 5% – and so we must spend 1.3 trillion dollars preventing it.
    More likely, say at 25% + possibility, is Arctic sea ice extents exceeding 6 million km^2. At 45%+ possibility is it being right near recent normals and exceeding 5.75 million km^2.

  24. no ide a what his piece of shit articlfe is about. wow, i just drajkmk drank two bottles o f scottch.. at least i think so. or whaterver
    REPLY: You must be TCO under a new handle

  25. we seem to have lost our dmi polar ice temperature comparison to previous years. Whats up with that?
    REPLY: try this new browser feature, called a scroll bar (or scroll wheel on mouse). 4th graph down on the new sea ice page – Anthony

  26. OT
    A Puzzling Collapse of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere
    “NASA-funded researchers are monitoring a big event in our planet’s atmosphere. High above Earth’s surface where the atmosphere meets space, a rarefied layer of gas called “the thermosphere” recently collapsed and now is rebounding again.
    “This is the biggest contraction of the thermosphere in at least 43 years,” says John Emmert of the Naval Research Lab, lead author of a paper announcing the finding in the June 19th issue of the Geophysical Research Letters (GRL). “It’s a Space Age record.”
    The collapse happened during the deep solar minimum of 2008-2009—a fact which comes as little surprise to researchers. The thermosphere always cools and contracts when solar activity is low. In this case, however, the magnitude of the collapse was two to three times greater than low solar activity could explain.”
    http://www.infowars.com/a-puzzling-collapse-of-earths-upper-atmosphere/

  27. Anthony,
    Good to see you at the Perk the other day. Working on a Saturday to make something we can all use is appreciated. This is worth a hit to the tip jar. Enjoy your next coffee on me!

  28. I’ve gotten very little sleep lately, so pardon me if this question is idiotic…but what’s that blob (looks like a big floaty arrow-shaped buoy) on NOAA’s Drifting “North Pole” camera? Is it a buoy attached to the camera? Or where my cursor lands on the ice when I move it there 😉 ??

  29. At risk of adding to your considerable burden, how about a SST page?
    Just a thought.
    Thanks for your oasis of sanity.
    REPLY: sure why not, and maybe a Gore tracker page too 😉 – Anthony

  30. Hey! How about offering a cruise to the North Pole? I have some experience with those things that float. What are they called again? Goats! Na, that don’t sound right… Never mind! I can swim real good, and if you hang on to my shorts we’ll do just fine! We’ll take some beach umbrellas and some brewskis. Someone should bring a gun though. I’m Canadian, so they won’t let me have one. We can portage to the McKenzie river delta, then start swimming from there. Bring some Off.

  31. Anthony; thanks again for another very helpful addition. The only one missing from my check daily, well almost, list is CT’s 2 yr. Recent Arctic Ice Area graph. On a related note, I have been operating under the impression that CT and NANSEN used very similar data for their Arctic Ice Area graphs, though I can’t remember where I absorbed that notion. Have I been mistaken in this? If not, why is there such a large discrepancy between the two, a half million km2 or more, over recent weeks?

  32. John Hounslow says:
    July 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    What’s a JAXA thumbnail?

    It’s the 7th thumbnail under the heading “Live Weather Roll” in the sidebar. It looks like a multi-colored roller coaster.

  33. TLou says:
    July 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    Anthony,
    Good to see you at the Perk the other day. Working on a Saturday to make something we can all use is appreciated. This is worth a hit to the tip jar. Enjoy your next coffee on me!
    —————————————————————————————————–
    and another hit
    Thank you again Anthony

  34. I really like the animations here:
    http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/gallery_np.html
    You can compare how this year looks at the pole to some previous. The end of 2007 is awesome.
    By the way, if you ever really want to get an ice machine, check out the Kitchen Aid ones. They freeze a slab of ice and the slide it on to hot wires to cut it into cubes. Really. With reverse-osmosis filtered water it makes perfectly clear cubes the size of dice. Best ice on earth. Why pour expensive drinks over lousy ice? The cost of the ice is insignificant, even which this fancy set-up.

  35. geo says:
    July 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Don’t know if it is at all a reasonable request, but some way to show the most recent Cryosphere comparo images for current year vs an interesting baseline year (2007? 2008? Alas, 2009 is not available) would be greatly appreciated.
    That might be a technical bridge too far, and I understand that. But maybe not, as they seem to be sticking them in an archive with a constant naming scheme. . .

    REPLY: maybe somebody could host some code on an external server that could generate a live image URL for WUWT? WP.com limits even basic coding in pages. -Anthony

    I’m note entirely sure what geo is looking for, but it seems to me I could write something to update a .png file with with a comparison image comparing the latest Cryosphere image with one from the same date on 2007. (Or 2008, which has an archive image for Feb 29.)
    I could put the image in a fixed place in my Comcast area (currently I don’t think they’re checking bandwidth), at wermenh.com (which has an atrociously low limit, I almost moved to bizland.com in May), or at wattsupwiththat.com if I can get to it via FTP (ideal from my point of view).
    It means playing a bit with Cryosphere’s form processor, but should be doable and not annoy them.
    I already do something like that to get the data behind http://wermenh.com/runnings_2010.html
    It’s about time we talk about getting my Tables of Content stuff up to wattsupwiththat.com anyway….
    -Ric

  36. Thanks for the consolidated sea ice info. Would it be too much to ask that the NPEO Pole-webcam images be shown adjacent to NPEO’s installation drift maps, too?
    (Drift map)
    .
    The map has a lot of extraneous info with respect to just the webcam installation(s), but it might be useful for showing how off-Pole those cams can be.

  37. Anthony
    Some more links for your Sea Ice Machine
    CCIN Canadian Cryospheric Information Network: Current Arctic Sea Ice Extent
    http://www.socc.ca/cms/en/socc/seaIce/currentSeaIce.aspx
    NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center: Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis
    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
    Environment Canada: Canadian Ice Service
    http://www.ec.gc.ca/glaces-ice/default.asp?lang=En&n=D32C361E-1
    NOAA Arctic Report Card: Update for 2009
    http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/
    FMI Finnish Meteorological Institute: Ice Conditions
    http://www.fmi.fi/weather/index_9.html?mode=1
    SMHI Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute: Sea Ice
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smhi.se%2Fklimatdata%2Foceanografi%2Fhavsis

  38. all we need is the number of polar bears at any given time standing on the ice or having to swim to keep alive Im am sure this information will help the bears stressfull life

  39. Manitowoc Scotsman ice machines.
    As much time as I’ve spent in hotels, I really don’t miss those suckers down the hall humming away all night inbetween bouts of dispensing buckets of ice one clunking cube at a time.

  40. Thank you, your hard work is much appreciated. Other sites just do not compare to this one.

  41. This is a “critical mass” of sorts….of the truth. Everything assembled in once place.
    Bravo.
    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  42. I grew tired of watching grass grow,
    and am no longer too excited by watching paint dry,
    but watching sea ice grow should be exciting.
    “Baaabe, get me a beer”.

  43. REPLY: sure why not, and maybe a Gore tracker page too 😉 – Anthony
    No need for a special page for that. Just look for areas of sudden cold and snow.

  44. Found in: u.k.(us) on July 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    REPLY: sure why not, and maybe a Gore tracker page too 😉 – Anthony

    Too late for that. Once Al and Tipper really broke up he took off the GPS tracking collar she had him wear. Shame really, I heard it was a Valentine’s Day gift.
    ————————
    From: sphaerica on July 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I’d strongly suggest adding the pole centered 30 day animation from Cryosphere Today.

    On behalf of those of us on dial-up, I respectfully ask:
    Are you freaking nuts?

  45. Anthony you realize the stir amongst the ACGW crowd this article is going to incite don’t you?
    They accuse us of not having a sense of humor…. and you of being a grump….
    Dare you break out of the mold and develop a sense of humor now so deep into the battle?
    🙂

  46. Manitowoc… wow. I’d heard about that previously while researching my family tree.
    Some cousins settled there initially in the mid-19th Century. I don’t think they would have liked the cold, coming from central Germany. A great flood of emigration to the USA at the time; often leaving villages largely abandoned.
    There was a lack of food and various diseases such as typhoid and cholera rampant at the time. Lots of people died in transit; many even before they got to an Atlantic port.
    I’m not looking forward to a little ice age.

  47. Looks like July has seen the lowest rate of ice decrease ‘ever’. Shouldn’t the warmistas, who were, as I recall, desperately excited by the previous month’s reverse behaviour, be celebrating and telling everyone who will listen that ‘It’s better than anyone thought’!

  48. Yet another great feature on the web’s greatest site.
    I’m reluctant to suggest other things you could do, Anthony. I can’t see how you find time to sleep. But perhaps someone else could help out by developing a page on our old (but unaccountably, now neglected) friend, the tropical troposphere hot spot!
    Wow, it would be really cool to be able to sit back with a beer and some popcorn and watch the antics of that sucker! Real excitement there!

  49. Anthony: A suggestion. Underneath the JAXA thumbnail there is an extraneous blank line above the caption “Sea Ice.” This makes it hard to detect at first glance whether the caption refers to the image above or below it. (The other thumbnails lack this extraneous blank line.)

  50. Oops– I just noticed the “Mars Today” caption is also preceded by an extraneous blank line.

  51. Maybe some volunteers with special knowledge could come up with other pages. E.g. and ENSO page (Bob?), or maybe a sea ice history page(Tony?), etc.
    Thanks Anthony.

  52. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:
    July 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    “[…]
    From: sphaerica on July 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    I’d strongly suggest adding the pole centered 30 day animation from Cryosphere Today.
    On behalf of those of us on dial-up, I respectfully ask:
    Are you freaking nuts?”
    Now, sphaerica is a warmist concern troll and wants to sabotage Anthony’s endevour. Which is not terribly surprising; but it leads me to an interesting question:
    *WHY* do warmist concern trolls want to prohibit people from seeing realtime information about sea ice? The sources Anthony links to are scientific organisations. Maybe an informed public is not in the best interest of the warmist cause?
    The Xerox machines in Russia were as closely guarded as the missile sites…

  53. Thanks Anthony
    Here are a couple additional links.
    National Ice Center Viewer
    http://espcgis.nesdis.noaa.gov/website/ssdsnow/viewer.htm
    Environment Canada – Canadian Ice Service
    main page: http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/app/WsvPageDsp.cfm
    Key To Canadian Ice Service Sea Ice Symbols
    http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/App/WsvPageDsp.cfm?Lang=eng&lnid=76&ScndLvl=no&ID=11030
    or on the National Ice Center web site:
    http://www.natice.noaa.gov/products/egg_code.html
    Broadcast Schedules For Arctic Ice and Marine Conditions
    Canadian Coast Guard (Radio Aids to Marine Navigation):
    http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/MCTS_Radio_Aids
    Alaska Marine VHF Voice:
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/akvhfv.htm
    NOAA MF/HF Voice – 4125 kHz:
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/noaahfv.htm
    NOAA Weather Radio at U.S. Coast Guard Sites in Alaska:
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/aknwr.htm

  54. SUPERB IDEA! This is EXACTLY the kind of information that will obliterate the AGW pseudoscience: Sea ice involves millions of kilometers; they can correct their temperature databases to obliterate the 1930s warming, the Medieval Warm Period and other old warmer periods, they can superheat the 200os with their corrections but they can do little corrections to SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS that show millions square kilometerss of sea ice.
    I thing sea ice is the MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE FACT that will show millions that the “satanic co2” AGW theory is pseudoscience.
    WattsUpWithThat is the most popular ¿climate? science blog on the planet. This SEA ICE page should have a prominent place in the blog, so people can come and SEE themselves those millions kilometers and doing so the AGW collapse will come sooner.

  55. Excellent idea to have the Sea Ice pages combined in one link. Thank you!
    One small request:
    The JAXA chart has a daily ice cover area estimate, in square km. Could that please be included on your summary page as well?

  56. geo Anthony says:
    July 17, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    REPLY: maybe somebody could host some code on an external server that could generate a live image URL for WUWT? WP.com limits even basic coding in pages. -Anthony

    I just set up a crontab job to update the latest cryosphere Arctic image to
    http://home.comcast.net/~ewerme/wuwt/cryo_latest.jpg and the comparison to the same date from 2007 at http://home.comcast.net/~ewerme/wuwt/cryo_compare.jpg
    I need to do some futzing to run it around the time new images show up, a topic I need to learn a bit more about.
    I’ll send you Email about getting them uploaded to WUWT.
    (Readers – I don’t intend these URLs to be more than proof-of-concept, so don’t expect them to last.)
    -Ric

  57. Scott Covert says: “How about a solar page?”
    There’s already a lot of solar data on Solarcycle24.com. Between that, Leif’s site (http://www.leif.org/research/), and Jan Janssen’s site (http://users.telenet.be/j.janssens/SC24.html), I think it’s well covered. There may be better places to fritter your afternoons away. A solar FAQ page might be helpful, in lieu of Leif having to answer the same dumb questions again and again and again.

  58. Philip Mulholland says:
    July 18, 2010 at 3:13 am
    “Hmm, now where have I seen that year 2035 number before?”
    Wasnt it some dubious “Love Guru” from India? What was his name again?

  59. How altruistic of you to spend your Saturday preparing this, Anthony. An example of a kind heart in a cold world.

  60. I’m finding this page pretty useful and time-saving. I’d be interested in seeing how much it adds to WUWT stats after a month or so. Surely I’m not the only OCD ice-watcher (Yes, I’m looking at you, and you, and you, and most especially YOU).
    REPLY: FYI – Repeat hits from same IP don’t count in the traffic stats. -Anthony

  61. Thank you to Ric Werme and Anthony for making the Cryosphere comparos available now too. 🙂

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