Arctic Sea Ice Graphs

We have received some constructive criticism from Anthony Watts to the effect that our resources section is sadly lacking in graphs, plots and maps of Arctic sea ice. The best such resource we are aware of on the web can be found at:

The Arctic Sea Ice Graphs web site.

In addition here are some additional graphs and maps focussing on Arctic sea ice thickness and volume that are difficult to update automatically. We shall endeavour to do so manually as and when time allows.

 

JAXA/UH Arctic Sea Ice Area/Extent

Following the sad demise of the SSMIS instrument on the DMSP F-17 satellite, here’s Arctic sea ice area and extent as calculated by Wipneus at ArctischePinguin, using the University of Hamburg’s high resolution version of JAXA’s AMSR2 data:

2016-04-28-Arctic-AMSR2-Area

2016-04-28-Arctic-AMSR2-Extent

 

Arctic Sea Ice Volume

PIOMAS Arctic sea ice volume from ArctischePinguin:

piomas-min-2015

piomas-trnd2-2014-12

 

PIOMAS volume by region from Chris Reynolds:

RegionalVolume-2016-04

 

DMI Arctic sea ice volume

 

Arctic Sea Ice Thickness

AMSR2 thickness from the Arctic Data Archive System

AM2SI20160506D_SIT_NP

 

PIOMAS gridded thickness from Wipneus on the Arctic Sea Ice Forum:

PIOMAS daily gridded thickness for March 31st 2016
PIOMAS daily gridded thickness for March 31st 2016
PIOMAS monthly gridded thickness for March 2016
PIOMAS monthly gridded thickness for March 2016

 

CryoSat-2 near real time Arctic sea ice thickness

CryoSat-2 near real time Arctic sea ice thickness

 

SMOS thickness from the University of Hamburg:

SMOS Arctic sea ice thickness from the University of Hamburg

 

Sea ice thickness from the NASA Operation IceBridge  Arctic 2014 Sea Ice Science Results  page.

IceBridge-Ice-201403

NASA Operation IceBridge Arctic sea ice thickness from the NSIDC

NASA Operation IceBridge Arctic sea ice thickness 2014

CryoSat-2 Arctic sea ice thickness from the NSIDC:

CryoSat 2 Arctic sea ice thickness for March 2014

CryoSat-2 Arctic sea ice thickness from the European Space Agency:

Cryosat2-2014

 

Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover

Northern Hemisphere Multisensor Snow Extent:

 

Topaz 4 Arctic Snow Depth:

Topaz4-Arctic-20160508

 

Quick look March 2015 snow depth, from optimal interpolation of NASA IceBridge snow radar and MERRA reanalysis data.
2015-03-SnowDepth

Snow depth from the NASA Operation IceBridge Arctic 2014 Sea Ice Science Results page.

IceBridge-Snow-201403

 

Arctic Sea Ice Age

Sea Ice Drift Age Model:

2016 week 12 - March
2016 week 12 – March
2015 week 39 - Minimum extent
2015 week 39 – Minimum extent

 

JAXA GCOM-W1/AMSR2 Daily RGB false colour image:

 

METOP-A Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) Daily Image:

METOP-A/B combined ASCAT) Daily Image:

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute Ice Type Analysis:

AARI-20160503

 

Arctic Sea Ice Thickness

US Navy ACNFS thickness

 

Experimental GOFS 3.1 thickness

 

DMI HYCOM/CICE/ECMWF thickness

 

Arctic Sea Ice Concentration

Arctic sea ice concentration compared to 2015, courtesy of Andrew Slater at the NSIDC:


 

AMSR2 Arctic sea ice concentration from the University of Bremen
AMSR2 Arctic sea ice concentration from the University of Bremen

 

AMSR2 Arctic sea ice concentration on February 1st from the University of Hamburg
AMSR2 Arctic sea ice concentration on February 1st from the University of Hamburg

US Navy ACNFS concentration

 

Experimental GOFS 3.1 concentration

 

Arctic Sea Ice Area

Regional Arctic sea ice area from ArctischePinguin:Regional Arctic sea ice area

 

Arctic Basin sea ice area from ArctischePinguin:

 

Arctic Sea Ice Compactness

Arctic sea ice compactness from ArctischePinguin:

Arctic sea ice regional compactness from ArctischePinguin:

 

Arctic Sea Ice Extent

Regional Arctic sea ice extent from ArctischePinguin:Regional Arctic sea ice extent

 

Arctic Basin sea ice extent from ArctischePinguin:

 

Arctic sea ice extent from the Danish Meteorological Institute:

 

Slater Probabilistic Ice Extent, courtesy of Andrew Slater at the NSIDC

Slater Probabilistic Ice Extent 50 day forecast
Slater Probabilistic Ice Extent 50 day forecast
SPIE estimated probability of sea ice
SPIE estimated probability of sea ice
2014 Slater Probabilistic Ice Extent
2014 Slater Probabilistic Ice Extent

 

NSIDC-Min15-Max16

CT-Min15-Max16

MASIE-Min

Arctic Sea Ice Temperature

DMI Average Air Temperatures north of 80°

Danish Meteorological Institute daily mean temperature and climate north of the 80th northern parallel, as a function of the day of year.
DMI daily mean temperature and climatology north of the 80th northern parallel

Arctic Ocean 925hPa Temperature, courtesy of Andrew Slater at the NSIDC:


 


 

DMI Ice Temperature

 

DMI Sea Surface Temperature

 

US Navy ACNFS sea surface temperature

 

Experimental GOFS 3.1 sea surface temperature

 

Climate Reanalyzer Air Temperature

 

See also our Arctic ice mass balance buoys overview page, our Arctic sea ice images page and our Arctic sea ice videos page.

Constructive technical criticism is welcome on the introductory blog post. For discussions about interpreting the information please comment on the “About Our Arctic Sea Ice Resources” page.