As far as I can see from the SII data that I download from the NSIDC, it looks like the Arctic sea ice season 2019-20 has returned the highest maximum sea ice extent in seven years to confound many of the experts. Admittedly a lot of the sea...
They are close, but the drift in the Arctic Ocean and the current weather conditions looks likely to take them southward towards Spitsbergen.
The Arctic sea ice extent on the 11th of February was the highest for that date since 2015. The total had climbed to within two standard deviations of average and was only 3.8% below the 1988-2016 LTA for that date, which is quite remarkable given that it started from the second lowest minimum on record back in September,
I wonder if they’ll be any sudden incursion of mild air from the south as has happened in previous years?
Temperature recently down to -25°C on the Polarstern.
The latest temperature observations from the Polarstern
It’s early days but Is the Polar Stern heading in the wrong direction?
The MOSAiC expedition en route to the North Pole
Arctic sea ice bottoms out leaving it the second lowest minima since 1979
The Arctic sea ice has gain proved far more resilient than forecast and has refused to produce a record low minimum in 2019.
The big question is will the Arctic sea extent slide away like it did in the summer of 2012 or take a shallower trajectory?
What’s going on with the temperature at Svalbard if that’s not a silly question?
Arctic sea ice extent is second lowest behind 2016 for early June, but 2012 is the year to watch.