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PIOMAS April 2017

Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: Just like last month, there haven't been any…
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Lowest maximum on record (again)

After a drop of almost 262 thousand km2 in just three days, it looks highly likely that the maximum for sea ice extent was reached two weeks ago, according to the data provided by JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency…
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PIOMAS March 2017

I'm still travelling, so this is a short update. I'll be back home again tonight and will then finish the post, so be sure to check in again later. --- Another month has passed and so here is the updated…
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PIOMAS February 2017

Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: Things just keep getting worse. After this year's…
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A new Arctic feedback (?)

Quote from the latest PIOMAS update (10 days ago): There's just no end to this run we have had with anomalously warm temperatures, and storms blowing in from the Atlantic. As we speak, a very powerful winter storm is battering…
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Global sea ice records broken (again)

Sabbatical or not, records must be reported (like I did last year, here and here, albeit a month later). According to NSIDC data, the Global sea ice area record for lowest minimum has just been broken, as shown on this…
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PIOMAS January 2017

Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: 2016 has come to a close, and unfortunately…
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EGU 2017 call for abstracts

Here's a short blog post for all of you out there publishing in the scientific literature (you know who you are). There's little less than a week left to submit your papers to the various sessions organized at this year's…
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Global warming 2016: Arctic spin

Here's a great blog post by Tamino that tells this year's Arctic sea ice story and how a few cowards continuously lie(d) about it to their fellow men: Global Warming 2016: Arctic Spin The useful thing about a canary in a…
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The 11th Key Science Moment of 2016

Regular readers of the Arctic Sea Ice Blog will be aware that Neven has, not entirely successfully, been "on sabbatical" for a while. During that time assorted inaccuracies about Neven himself and about the state of sea ice in the Arctic…
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PIOMAS December 2016

Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: Well, November definitely was an Oh Jesus-month. Just…
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Sabbatical (I hope)

I've alluded to it a couple of times already, but I'm really going to take a break from blogging, as I have been struggling with an Arctic burn-out since 2012. On the one hand it's caused by everything that has…
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PIOMAS November 2016

Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: Do you see that 2016 trend line simply…
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PIOMAS October 2016

Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: The minimum was reached in September for modelled…
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The 2016 melting season in images

The Arctic year started with the warmest January and February on record: The mild winter led to one of the lowest maximums on record, lowest even on some graphs. And then in April, just before the melting season started, things…
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In memoriam: Andrew Slater

Last week, NSIDC scientist Andrew Slater died unexpectedly. It goes without saying that the news shocked me, and I wasn't the only one (here's the memorial web page). I had never met him, although we mailed once or twice in…
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ASI 2016 update 7: minimum time

During the melting season I'm writing (bi-)weekly updates on the current situation with regards to Arctic sea ice (ASI). Because of issues with data based on the SSMIS sensor aboard DMSP satellites, I mainly focus on higher-resolution AMSR2 data from…
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PIOMAS September 2016

Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: Weather conditions in the past month - the…
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2016 Mega-Dipole

As reported in the last ASI update, the forecast Dipole has now set up. Yesterday's last analysis chart provided by Environment Canada, at 18Z, showed the high pressure moving in via the Bering Strait at 1037 hPa, while a rapidly…
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ASI 2016 update 6: hell and high pressure

During the melting season I'm writing (bi-)weekly updates on the current situation with regards to Arctic sea ice (ASI). Because of issues with data based on the SSMIS sensor aboard DMSP satellites, I mainly focus on higher-resolution AMSR2 data from…
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2016 Arctic cyclone, update 3

Two days have passed since the previous update, and in those two days the storm re-intensified, bottomed out at 971 hPa (slightly higher than the first lowest central pressure of 968 hPa), as can be seen on the image on…
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2016 SIPN Sea Ice Outlook: August report

The third and last Sea Ice Outlook of this year has been published. The SIO is organized by the Sea Ice Prediction Network (as part of the Arctic research program 'Study of Environmental Arctic Change', or SEARCH), and is a…
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2016 Arctic cyclone, update 2

So, the storm has been raging for a while now. The latest Environment Canada weather map shows it's at 984 hPa. According to this tweet by PhD climatologist Brian Brettschneider a IABP buoy from the University of Washington measured a…
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2016 Arctic cyclone, update 1

As announced in ASI 2016 update 5 a very large cyclone is raging in the Arctic, as we speak. According to Environment Canada the storm's current central pressure is 970 hPa, but it was 968 hPa 12 hours ago, which…
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ASI 2016 update 5: big cyclone

During the melting season I'm writing (bi-)weekly updates on the current situation with regards to Arctic sea ice (ASI). Because of issues with data based on the SSMIS sensor aboard DMSP satellites, I mainly focus on higher-resolution AMSR2 data from…
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1000 Forum members

As Arctic sea ice declines, more and more people learn about it and want to know more. It explains the relative success of this blog ever since its inception in 2010. The spectacular, iconic image of Arctic sea ice loss,…
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PIOMAS August 2016

Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: With a slightly above average drop during July…
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2016 SIPN Sea Ice Outlook: July report

The second Sea Ice Outlook of this year has been published. The SIO is organized by the Sea Ice Prediction Network (as part of the Arctic research program 'Study of Environmental Arctic Change', or SEARCH), and is a compilation of…
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