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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Arctic Sea Ice Volume, Area and Extent continue death spiral -- September 12, 2012

The PIOMAS Arctic Ice Volume graph shows continued decrease:

The University of Illinois' Cryosphere Today's Arctic sea ice area interactive graph shows a new record of 2.26206 million square kilometers of sea ice area on day 254.

In 2011, the record occurred on day 253 at 2.90474 million sq. km -- this graph shows day 254 of 2012:

The National Snow and Ice Data Center's Arctic Sea Ice Extent graph shows a further decrease.  Extent now said to be below 3.5 million square kilometers -- graph shows 5-day trailing average as of September 12, 2012:

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