MASIE Arctic Aug 21 2014 – Bigger Drop

Aug 21 2014  MASIE Update – Bigger Drop

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MASIE Arctic Ice Extent as of 2014-232

MASIE Central_Arctic Freeze.Melt as of 2014232

MASIE Northern_Hemisphere Freeze.Melt as of 2014232

Region 145 days ago End Last 144 Last 28 Last 14 Last 7 Last 3 Last 1
East Siberian Sea 1,087,137 588,515 -498,622 -398,333 -268,938 -107,813 -44,380 -25,526
Central Arctic 3,221,921 3,029,140 -192,781 -160,499 -151,074 -88,918 -29,112 -22,291
Greenland Sea 603,416 248,799 -354,617 -106,591 -37,702 -31,239 -3,775 -20,988
Laptev Sea 897,845 19,064 -878,781 -329,472 -158,993 -59,618 -24,066 -18,892
Hudson Bay 1,260,903 59,143 -1,201,761 -160,617 -81,006 -33,992 -10,123 -17,342
Kara Sea 933,859 157,559 -776,300 -282,627 -77,321 -49,383 -43,044 -16,092
Beaufort Sea 1,070,445 703,727 -366,718 -112,742 -127,249 -85,738 -49,207 -12,265
Chukchi Sea 966,006 425,660 -540,346 -202,362 -130,142 -79,760 -50,568 -11,918
Canadian Archipelago 853,214 511,030 -342,184 -183,684 -121,614 -42,312 -12,514 -8,499
Barents Sea 645,917 109,261 -536,656 22,964 11,544 -2,894 -684 -4,466
Baffin Bay Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,688,530 10,157 -1,678,374 -101,523 -39,742 -10,549 -1,651 -925
Bering Sea 697,324 0 -697,324 -15 0 0 0 0
Baltic Sea 15,337 0 -15,337 0 0 0 0 0
Sea of Okhotsk 853,240 0 -853,240 0 0 0 0 0
Yellow Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Hemisphere (Total) 14,805,115 5,863,197 -8,941,918 -2,015,501 -1,182,237 -592,217 -269,125 -159,205
NH (Average Loss per Day) -61,668 -71,982 -84,446 -84,602 -89,708 -159,205

4 thoughts on “MASIE Arctic Aug 21 2014 – Bigger Drop

  1. Remember, this is the end of Solar Cycle 24. The energy has been delivered to the Oceans and Arctic, and the Sun is in the Northern hemisphere. The heat will only be dissipated to space as the 10.7cm Flux decreases.

    The 10.7cm Flux is a measure of the thermal heating in the upper atmosphere [actually, Solar UV excited electrons in the thermosphere emitting radiation]. It must be less than 100sfu for the “cover to be removed”. In the mean time, we must deal with wind, waves, and existing Arctic Ocean heat.

    1. Right now the Flux is at 128 sfu. On 8/10 it was 105 sfu. According to space weather predictions, 9/8 through 9/18 the sfu will be 100. Say 4 months from now, December, the average sfu could stabilize at 100 or less: right in time for Winter….

      1. Thank you. What is the average flux during the middle of summer or its’ high point (whenever that is)?

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