Little Change In Arctic Ice Extent Since Yesterday

NSIDC shows almost no change in Arctic sea ice extent since yesterday.

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My current projection for an ice-free Arctic is October 24, at 1:02 PM.

Spreadsheet    Data

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7 Responses to Little Change In Arctic Ice Extent Since Yesterday

  1. Brian D says:

    After the stormy weather this coming week, models are trying to lock into a pattern similar to what we have had this past week for the rest of August. If that ends up the case, then melt would be very slow, and extent values would be more a product of wind-driven ice, as was shown in a previous post.

    OT, but a large 6.4 hit the north coast of Alaska today. Strange place for such a large quake.

    • Steven Fraser says:

      The Ventusky model shows a powerful low pressure system shoveling heat north from Siberia next week, making its way to the pole and then to space. I’ll be very interested to see how Pole temps respond.

      There’s also snow showing up over large areas of the arctic, and moving toward the north coast of Alaska for Monday.

      • Brian D says:

        Storm moving through will take about 3-4 days to traverse the basin, then high pressure starts building. Stormy weather will be mainly confined to the Canadian Archipelago after that. Whatever melt from mild air, and up-welling will not last very long, but will do something. How much, only time will tell.

        Temps over the pole may drop this week, then go back up with marine air from the Barents heading N like this past week.

  2. Steven Fraser says:

    And, for those that track these things, the sailboat DogBark is still at Prudhoe bay. The wind shifts to the North later today, taking the temp below freezing for a couple days.


  3. Andy says:

    Global ice extent is 2nd lowest on the current record.

    Just sayin ……


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