Arctic Sea Ice Getting Thicker!


A few days ago I posted this image of the ice thickness in the Arctic.


Here’s the projection today.


The band which runs from  Greenland to the north Canadian islands is getting noticeably larger. 

Ice free here we come!!!  Or something.

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11 Responses to Arctic Sea Ice Getting Thicker!

  1. Scott says:

    Ice in the western hemisphere looks stronger, but the ice in the eastern hemisphere definitely looks thinner.


    • suyts says:

      It seems to be condensing in one part but moving out in another. I should have put us the motion map too……

      • Scott says:

        Yeah, I’d seen that on Anthony’s sea-ice ref page. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a vortex quite like that centered over the north pole.


        • tckev says:

          Have a look at this pdf, page 4492, a diagram of oceanic flow around the polar region. Also within these page it is demonstrated through the analysis of a vast collection of previously unsynthesized observational data, that over the twentieth century Atlantic water variability was dominated by low-frequency oscillations (LFO) on time scales of 50–80 yr. Associated with this variability, the Atlantic water temperature record shows two warm periods in the 1930s–40s and in recent decades and two cold periods earlier in the century and in the 1960s–70s.
          We of course have a warm period now.

      • suyts says:

        I don’t recall one like that, either.

  2. PhilJourdan says:

    Given parts of the lower 48 are still getting snow, any wonder ice is still amassing?

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