MASIE Arctic Day 319 – Difference From 2012

MASIE for day 319. The list of regions and difference from 2012. 5 have less ice in 2015 than 2012. (But 3 of those are tiny)

Northern Hemisphere (Total) 1049407
Beaufort Sea 0
Chukchi Sea -135184
East Siberian Sea -17
Laptev Sea -36
Kara Sea 431718
Barents Sea 83191
Greenland Sea 8218
Baffin Bay Gulf of St. Lawrence 427706
Canadian Archipelago -107
Hudson Bay 232193
Central Arctic 82984
Bering Sea -95687
Baltic Sea 0
Sea of Okhotsk 15041
Yellow Sea 0

MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Baffin_Bay_Gulf_of_St._Lawrence - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Baltic_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Bering_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Canadian_Archipelago - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Central_Arctic - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Hudson_Bay - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Sea_of_Okhotsk - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Yellow_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Barents_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Beaufort_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Chukchi_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - East_Siberian_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Greenland_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Kara_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Laptev_Sea - as of 2015-319 Zoomed MASIE Arctic Ice Extent - Northern_Hemisphere - as of 2015-319 Zoomed

3 thoughts on “MASIE Arctic Day 319 – Difference From 2012

  1. The most important data graphs are for Baffin Bay/Gulf of St Lawrence and Hudson Bay – not the Barents or Chukchi Seas for two reasons: one, actual extent in absolute km2 and two, more importantly, their lower latitudes which has a greater albedo effect. As we’re nearing the shortest daylight period of the year, high latitude albedo is a non-issue. Lower latitudes with either higher snow extent or sea ice extent allows more incoming TSI to be reflected back out into space. I wonder if NOAA’s climatologists give two hoots about that.

  2. I partially agree. I agree about the Chuckchi sea, because the anomaly is only marginal, and is expected to get frozen soon. Not so much about Barents. Something must be going on with the Gulf current to drive Barents off ice and a rapid refreeze of Baffin plus the Cold Blob over the North Atlantic. The Hudson sea temperature anomaly shows that the air system must be involved somehow in this process too.

  3. I think given the warmth overall in the Pacific that the Bering and Chukchi Sea ice extents being below 2012 should be expected. It is becoming obvious though that the cooling in the North Atlantic especially (but even the Atlantic as a whole) has been greater than what’s going on in the Pacific and that’s not being reported. The Southern Ocean down in the Antarctic is also anomalously cold as well (hence a gigantic ozone hole) making a giant heat escape. That’s why NOAAs anomaly maps only show what’s happening in the temperate zones if they showed the Arctic or Antarctic it will kill the narrative… Even so those at 55-60N are finally asking questions

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