MASIE Oct 29 2014

Oct 29 2014  MASIE Update – Only Two Regions Without Ice

 

Region 212 days ago End Last 211 Last 28 Last 14 Last 7 Last 3 Last 1
Baltic Sea 15,337 0 -15,337 0 0 0 0 0
Yellow Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bering Sea 697,324 3,342 -693,981 3,342 3,342 2,529 34 34
Central Arctic 3,221,921 3,247,977 26,055 186,927 37,438 26,208 15,357 398
Barents Sea 645,917 240,767 -405,150 123,847 37,884 -22,044 3,248 733
Sea of Okhotsk 853,240 1,635 -851,604 1,635 1,635 1,635 1,635 1,635
Baffin Bay Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,688,530 266,679 -1,421,852 235,877 192,047 195,890 97,688 3,355
Greenland Sea 603,416 392,606 -210,809 131,289 18,288 -13,060 1,643 3,600
Hudson Bay 1,260,903 85,461 -1,175,443 84,013 43,730 54,735 21,966 3,846
Kara Sea 933,859 793,883 -139,976 721,988 552,635 128,765 19,864 6,799
Laptev Sea 897,845 873,222 -24,623 861,173 662,347 426,557 56,024 7,346
East Siberian Sea 1,087,137 808,201 -278,936 354,033 272,011 96,236 61,349 10,905
Chukchi Sea 966,006 509,621 -456,385 228,099 142,341 104,329 64,417 11,947
Canadian Archipelago 853,214 814,719 -38,495 282,487 125,060 78,529 39,464 13,213
Beaufort Sea 1,070,445 957,782 -112,663 256,068 172,094 118,163 82,970 39,746
Northern Hemisphere (Total) 14,805,115 8,997,037 -5,808,077 3,470,778 2,260,853 1,198,474 465,659 103,556
NH (Average Loss per Day) -27,397 123,956 161,490 171,211 155,220 103,556

MASIE Arctic Ice Extent as of 2014-301

MASIE Central_Arctic Freeze.Melt as of 2014301

MASIE Northern_Hemisphere Freeze.Melt as of 2014301

5 thoughts on “MASIE Oct 29 2014

    1. What’s the issue? Looks like north Pacific and North Atlantic anomalies are cooling.
      That’s consistent with the ice extent.

  1. Day 302: Since yesterday, MASIE extent grew by 205,000 Km2 ito 9.20 M Km2 or 59% of last March max.

    All regions with ice remaining are recovering strongly, especially Canadian Archipelago, Beaufort, Kara and Laptev Seas

    Regions exceeding the NH ice extent average:

    Central Arctic has grown back to 100% of the max last March
    Laptev has grown to 100%
    Canadian Archipelago is now at 98%
    Beaufort Sea is up to 92%,
    Kara has grown to 88%,
    East Siberian Sea is at 82%
    Chukchi has grown to 53%,
    Greenland Sea is at 52%

  2. Nice MAISE is back up! I notice an interesting discrepency between MAISE and Bremen north of Svalbard. I’m so amazed how often this chunk of water can remain ice free so far north. Especially this year with cooler water from the Atlantic.

  3. Dave in Canmore

    Svalbard seems to benefit from atlantic water from the south turned away from the Arctic ice.

    Vinje et al have a Fig. 1 showing the currents

    http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014%3C0255%3AAATOSI%3E2.0.CO%3B2

    FIG. 1. Study area with some ice edge observations and outlined ocean
    current pattern. Extreme southern and northern Apr ice edge locations
    during the twentieth century were observed in 1966 (blue dashed
    line) and in 1995 (magenta). The extreme southern Apr extension
    during the nineteenth century was observed in 1866 (green line). The
    red and blue arrows indicate the respective movement of warm and
    cold water masses during the cold season (courtesy S. Østerhus).

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