MASIE Arctic Aug 25 2014 – Biggest Central Arctic Drop This Year

Aug 25 2014  MASIE Update – Biggest Central Arctic Drop This Year

Data here.  Click for bigger.

MASIE Arctic Ice Extent as of 2014-236

MASIE Central_Arctic Freeze.Melt as of 2014236

MASIE Northern_Hemisphere Freeze.Melt as of 2014236

Region 149 days ago End Last 148 Last 28 Last 14 Last 7 Last 3 Last 1
Central Arctic 3,221,921 2,980,531 -241,390 -228,576 -154,207 -77,721 -44,247 -34,005
East Siberian Sea 1,087,137 560,060 -527,077 -430,860 -206,737 -72,835 -24,128 -13,493
Barents Sea 645,917 131,579 -514,338 51,732 31,988 21,634 7,783 -5,630
Laptev Sea 897,845 21,424 -876,421 -319,660 -116,495 -21,706 3,223 -3,789
Kara Sea 933,859 166,456 -767,404 -238,193 -50,725 -34,147 5,146 -3,536
Hudson Bay 1,260,903 49,738 -1,211,165 -150,716 -67,049 -19,528 -145 -145
Beaufort Sea 1,070,445 711,272 -359,173 -121,260 -94,676 -41,662 6,670 0
Chukchi Sea 966,006 404,852 -561,154 -236,954 -117,703 -71,376 -10,035 0
Baffin Bay Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,688,530 10,242 -1,678,288 -72,380 -17,325 -1,565 -18 0
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
Greenland Sea 603,416 246,278 -357,137 -122,999 -42,691 -6,295 -7,963 1,456
Canadian Archipelago 853,214 515,494 -337,720 -172,094 -80,334 -8,049 -2,127 3,471
Northern Hemisphere (Total) 14,805,115 5,799,070 -9,006,045 -2,041,975 -915,954 -333,251 -65,842 -55,671
NH (Average Loss per Day) -60,443 -72,928 -65,425 -47,607 -21,947 -55,671

3 thoughts on “MASIE Arctic Aug 25 2014 – Biggest Central Arctic Drop This Year

  1. Please excuse my ignorance and I’m sure you have stated this before. What does MASSIE tell us? “Biggest Central Arctic Drop” means what? I want to read this correctly but I’m a knuckle dragger.

    1. “MASIE-NH stands for the Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent – Northern Hemisphere. It is similar to the Sea Ice Index (SII) product in that it is easy to use and gives a graphical view of ice extent in various formats. However, it relies more on visible imagery than on passive microwave data, so the ice edge position will generally be more accurate than that of the Sea Ice Index. ”

      http://nsidc.org/data/masie/about_masie.html

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