Category Archives: Sea Ice

Arctic Ice 2011 – September Update

When we looked at the northern polar ice cap last month, it was in danger of setting a new record low. Fortunately, that did not happen. The melting slowed, and this year’s summer minimum was “only” the second-worst in our … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice 2011 – August 2011

The annual arctic melt season is nearing its end. When we last left the polar ice cap in July, it was suffering from some record-breaking melt but was showing signs of a slow-down. A lot has happened since then. The … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice 2011 – July Update

When I last posted on the polar ice cap in June, it was doing better than last year while running close to the 2007 low path. Well, since then, things have gotten worse. From the IJIS Web Site: Last year, … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice 2011 – June Update

When we last left the polar ice cap, it was entering into the summer melt season with less ice than in 2010 but it was quickly closing the gap. For a couple weeks it nearly equalled last year’s levels (red … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice 2011 – May Update

The spring melting season is on for the polar ice cap. According to the IJIS site it has lost nearly a million square kilometers since May 1. The 2011 ice extent (red line) has slipped under the 2007 data for … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice – April 2011

When we last left the polar ice cap, it was more or less peaking for the winter, maxing out at a fairly low level but breaking no records (roughly tied for third place). Well the melting season has begun so … Continue reading

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