I've been watching the Hycom CICE thickness plots (https://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hycomARC/arctic.html
) while I wait for the next PIOMAS update, so I decided to download all the images and try to extract some data from them.
For each day I get the total number of colored pixels, as well as the thickness associated with that color (ranging from 0 to 5 meters). With those numbers its pretty straightforward to graph total thickness as well as average thickness.
Right now the numbers are for all ice shown in the image, I'm hoping to eventually produce the numbers by region, I'm particularly interested to see the overall percentage of ice that is in the Fram.