Arctic Sea Ice Growth Continues At A Record Pace

The Danish Meteorological Institute produces this graph of Arctic sea ice extent, which is the best graph available from any data source. It shows Arctic ice growing at a record pace, and the highest of any year since at least 2004.

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Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

The features of this graph which make it more meaningful than the largely useless graphs from NSIDC and other sources are :

  1. They show the extent of 30% concentration ice, rather than 15%. This is a smaller number, but a better indication of the condition of the ice.
  2. It masks off don’t-care coastal zones.
  3. It shows the full range of years going back to 1995.
  4. They don’t tamper with data, like NSIDC did on April 17, 2012

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2 Responses to Arctic Sea Ice Growth Continues At A Record Pace

  1. CheshireRed says:

    So many adjustments, so much tampering. It’s impossible to know what data is accurate or fair these days. Massive credibility problem for NSIDC.

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