The Truth About Arctic Sea Ice Thickness

Shock News! According to Steven Goddard last week “The Arctic continues to recover“. However some fresh new evidence has been uncovered today:

Them:

ACNFS forecast for Arctic sea ice thickness on March 11th 2014, from the March 3rd model run
ACNFS forecast for Arctic sea ice thickness on March 11th 2014

[Image from the 1/12° Arctic Cap HYCOM/CICE/NCODA archive]

Meanwhile over on Twitter:

Us:

 

 Them:

 

 Us:

PIOMAS gridded Arctic sea ice thickness for February 2014
PIOMAS gridded Arctic sea ice thickness for February 2014
SMOS Arctic sea ice thickness comparison for March 1st 2011-14
SMOS Arctic sea ice thickness comparison for March 1st 2011-14

[Images courtesy of Wipneus on the Arctic Sea Ice Forum]

4 thoughts on “The Truth About Arctic Sea Ice Thickness

  1. Mr. Hunt, unfortunately your own information is misleading. Mr. Goddard said the “Beaufort Sea” and Mr. Hunt your own charts and maps tend to prove Mr. Goddard’s point about the area in question.

    Perhaps a refresher course in Geography is in order seeing that the Artic Blow Torch rowing team Mr, Goddard was discussing began their journey in 2013 at the Southern most extreme edge of the Beaufort Sea (the Mackenzie River Delta) but still their rowing efforts proved to be in vain. This was mostly because of thick multi-year rotten, thin, crappy, non-existent sea ice blocked their way from July to September… and that’s before the cold set in.

    “Beaufort Sea, outlying sea of the Arctic Ocean situated north of Canada and Alaska. It extends northeastward from Point Barrow, Alaska, toward Lands End on Prince Patrick Island, and westward from Banks Island to the Chukchi Sea. Its surface area is about 184,000 sq mi (476,000 sq km). The average depth is 3,239 ft (1,004 m) and the greatest depth 15,360 ft. It is named for the British rear admiral Sir Francis Beaufort.”

    1. Thanks for all that background information on the Beaufort Sea.

      Since it seems to be of interest to you here’s a set of reports on 2013’s “Mainstream Last First” expedition.

      Please explain in more detail the ways in which my “own information is misleading”. There’s plenty of information displayed above for all to see, for example.

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