Introducing the regional graphs.
Hi again, Wipneus
Just a technical question regarding the regional boundaries for the Canadian Archipelago & Baffin Bay/Newfoundland Sea.
I see that the maximum SIE differs from 2012 to 2013 for the CA differs by a constant amount at SIE maximum. I wonder if you've accidentally changed the geographic division between the CA and Baffin Bay between the two years?
The baseline max SIE at ~100% concentration should be the same in both years, absent any persistent and stable polynya. This is the behavior West of the CA in the Beaufort sea for example, which indicates that border is consistent between 2012/13.
I do see that on the East boundary of the CA, Baffin Bay has the opposite but equal magnitude difference between the two years. However it is difficult to compare 2012/13 since the BB region never reaches 100% SIE over the Winter.
So, i leave this interesting technical puzzle in your capable hands
Thanks once more for the excellent work.