Government Shutdown Stops Sea Ice Data Updates From NOAA

There were no NSIDC sea ice updates today. I emailed NSIDC to ask why and got this prompt and polite reply.

“Thank you for contacting the National Snow and Ice Data Center.Because our data provider, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has shut down the data stream as part of the government shutdown, we are temporarily unable to update the product.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Best regards,
xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
NSIDC User Services”


10 thoughts on “Government Shutdown Stops Sea Ice Data Updates From NOAA

  1. we must not show that the ice is continueing to increase… (sarc…)

    Will they be able to show what happened day to day when they get back to work? I’m figuring the satellitesare not on strike…

      1. Good morning. It now looks as though there is new Oct. data plotted on the sea ice extent graphs. Take a look!

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