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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

NOAA's sea ice extent blunder

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…