Arctic Sea Ice 5th smallest… and thinnest, on record.

While this years arctic sea ice picture has improved since its historic low in 2007, the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado says don’t be too excited. Expanse is only one measure, the other, which could be of even greater importance? Thickness, and the story is not a good one. As you can …

2009 Artic Sea Ice Maximum Fifth Lowest in Satellite Era

A new entry at the National Snow and Ice Data Center out of Colorado is out and the news is that even with this years La Nina induced cold temperatures in parts of North America, the trend of diminishing Arctic sea ice shows little sign of abating. (Emphasis Added) On February 28, Arctic sea ice …

Two Days of Melt in the Arctic

See the images below… to see how fast the ice is receding in the Arctic. The difference is quite striking. As I blogged on the 9th, the Arctic is at a record minimum for ice cover. Here is the image from the 9th: Here is todays image (11th): (click this one to see a bigger …