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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sea Ice News #13

By Steve Goddard This summer we have had confirmation that Arctic ice behaviour has everything to do with wind. During June, winds were circulating clockwise in an inwards spiral, which…

Sea Ice News #12

By Steve Goddard July 4, 2010. Celebrating independence from traditional sources of polar ice news. Last week we discussed the importance of wind in determining the summer minimum. In 2007,…

Sea Ice News #11

“Steepest slope ever.” By Steven Goddard We have been hearing a lot about how the decline in Arctic ice is following the “steepest slope ever.” The point is largely meaningless,…

Sea Ice News #10 – September Outlook

By Steven Goddard The Arctic sun has now passed its peak, and is starting its decline towards the horizon over the next 90 days. All four (JAXA NSIDC DMI NORSEX)…

Scan of Arctic ice dispels melting gloom: Researcher

From The Vancouver Sun An electromagnetic “bird” dispatched to the Arctic for the most detailed look yet at the thickness of the ice has turned up a reassuring picture. The…

WUWT Arctic Sea Ice News #9

By Steven Goddard The topic this week is verification of data sources. NSIDC reports : At the end of the month, extent fell near the level recorded in 2006, the…

WUWT Arctic Sea Ice News #8

By Steven Goddard The quest for the Holy Grail. I have been looking for a reliable early predictor of September area/extent based on June ice data, and have found it…

WUWT Arctic Sea Ice News #7

By Steve Goddard The last piece of ice remaining in the Arctic The death spiral continues, with Arctic ice extent and thickness nearly identical to what it was 10 years…

WUWT Arctic Sea Ice News #6

By Steve Goddard The Arctic is still running well below freezing, and as a result there just isn’t much happening, except for an odd discrepancy that has developed between NSIDC…

WUWT Arctic Sea Ice News #4

By Steve Goddard The Catlin Expedition is Now only 45 miles away from the North Pole. They have traveled 265 miles (as the crow flies) since March 3, for an…

WUWT Arctic Sea Ice News #3

Wikipedia : Traditional Santa Claus Arctic ice extent continues downwards on the trend line started at the end of March, having lost a little over 1,000,000 km2 during April.  If…

WUWT Sea Ice News #2

By Steven Goddard Break out the Speedos and Bikinis. Springtime has finally arrived in the Arctic! Guardian Image Temperatures have risen about 15C, and are now averaging a balmy -15C…

Earth gives us an Earth Day present: Arctic sea ice is highest for this date in 8 years

You gotta love it when the Earth gives back the love, especially today. Those who have been following NSIDC and JAXA sea ice plots have noted that this has been…

New weekly feature: WUWT Sea Ice News

There’s a lot of interest in the blogosphere in sea ice, and the leading authority, NSIDC, only updates one a month. Yet when we reach things like peak ice, or…