Graph of the Day: Summer Melt begins in Arctic

March 12, 2018


3 Responses to “Graph of the Day: Summer Melt begins in Arctic”

  1. The Arctic Oscillation Index is still negative and forecast to stay that was another week or so, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we still saw a small uptick in sea ice extent, but once the index goes positive, sea ice will disappear quite quickly.

  2. grindupbaker Says:

    Robert Fanney Replying to @EricHolthaus: “Arctic to Cool as Antarctica Heats Up”. It’ll be fascinating to watch “Antarctica Heats Up” over 3 weeks considering its thermal inertia and the circumpolar currents. How many degrees ? Mike McLennan Replying to @EricHolthaus” “20,000” 20,000 km**2 is 1/4 the diameter of the dot that ends the 2018 plot.

  3. Sir Charles Says:

    2018 will be the fourth record low in a row then. Below the trend from 1979 to 2017:

    In the same period, Arctic sea ice volume has halved:

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