Arctic sea ice extent is at record low levels at the moment, but will be able to manage the sharp plunge in sea extent levels that 2012 managed at the start of August?
Category: Sea Ice
Arctic sea ice extent is second lowest behind 2016 for early June, but 2012 is the year to watch.
I have always thought that following sea ice extent using daily SII values from the NSIDC was not a good idea. Even following weekly, monthly or seasonal extremes didn’t seem to simplify the ‘noise’ that you got with line graph or bar chart. That’s why in my opinion a graph of moving 365 day average sea ice extents is ideal at looking at the long term trend in the last 30 years. The Arctic has most people must now realise has seen a steady decline since 1990, although in the last year the 365 day average has recovered somewhat, although...