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Global ice trends
« on: January 25, 2021, 06:24:38 PM »
Unable to find a sub forum for global ice, so I will put this very important review paper here. Moderators may like to move it elsewhere

https://www.the-cryosphere.net/about/news_and_press/2021-01-25_review-article-earths-ice-imbalance.html


Slater, T., Lawrence, I. R., Otosaka, I. N., Shepherd, A., Gourmelen, N., Jakob, L., Tepes, P., Gilbert, L., and Nienow, P.: Review article: Earth's ice imbalance, The Cryosphere, 15, 233–246, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-233-2021, 2021
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Re: Accelerating ice loss
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 06:26:41 PM »
I think we should rename this Global ice trends and collect those papers here for an overview.

They get posted. This had also been posted in the SLR thread where it will be buried in other subjects soon. It is also in What is new in the Arctic.

In this thread we could collect the links to such reports.

This one is new in methodology but there is at least one other long running series we could add.
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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2021, 04:01:47 AM »
Changed subject as requested.

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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 01:25:08 PM »
Hot from the press here are some graphs from the GRACE / GRACE-FO satellite series on the Greenland (GIS) and Antarctic (AIS) Ice sheets. Data is to mid-December.

They come from the JPL's PO.DACC system @
https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/tellus/L4/ice_mass/RL06/v02/mascon_CRI

You have to register with PO.DACC system but that is no problem.

As usual - click to enlarge images

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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2021, 01:51:20 PM »
Jan 2021 data from the JPL @
https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/tellus/L4/ice_mass/RL06/v02/mascon_CRI
(you have to register to det the data.)

Large Antarctic Ice Sheet mass loss exceeds Greenland Ice Sheet mass gain.
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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2021, 06:49:50 PM »
Here's a link to an interactive portal in TU-Dresden, includes GRACE/GRACE-FO graphs per basin and whole ice sheets:

https://data1.geo.tu-dresden.de/


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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2021, 07:29:22 PM »
Here's a link to an interactive portal in TU-Dresden, includes GRACE/GRACE-FO graphs per basin and whole ice sheets:

https://data1.geo.tu-dresden.de/
Thanks nukefix.

Unfortunately the data ends in Dec 2017 when the original GRACE satellites started to fail.
It has not been kept going to include the new GRACE-FO data - which is a great pity.

But I get data every month or so from GTZ by basin - always a month or two after I get the JPL summary data (i.e. AIS total only). The January and Feb 21 basin data could be really interesting.
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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2021, 01:16:05 PM »
Here is the latest Ice Sheet graphs generated from GRACE + GRACE-FO processed by

https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/tellus/L4/ice_mass/RL06/v02/mascon_CRI

To mid March '21
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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 04:52:10 PM »
Here is the latest Ice Sheet graphs generated from GRACE + GRACE-FO processed by

https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/tellus/L4/ice_mass/RL06/v02/mascon_CRI

To mid April '21
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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2021, 07:57:17 PM »
Here is the latest Ice Sheet graphs generated from GRACE + GRACE-FO data processed by the JPL.

https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/tellus/L4/ice_mass/RL06/v02/mascon_CRI

To mid June '21
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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2021, 07:27:29 PM »
And here are the long-term 365 day trailing avergaes of global SEA ICE EXTENT derived from from JAXA data

Both Arctic and Antarctic averages have been consistently increasing this year. As at the 31st August, the global average is 1.31 million km2 above the all time record low in September 2017, and 215k km2 above the long-term linear trend.

The current rate of increase is well over 3,000km2 per day, i.e. well over 1 million km2 per year.
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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2021, 08:47:20 PM »
And here are the long-term 365 day trailing avergaes of global SEA ICE EXTENT derived from from JAXA data

Both Arctic and Antarctic averages have been consistently increasing this year. As at the 31st August, the global average is 1.31 million km2 above the all time record low in September 2017, and 215k km2 above the long-term linear trend.

The current rate of increase is well over 3,000km2 per day, i.e. well over 1 million km2 per year.

If we assume that the variation is not random, but a natural response to decreasing sea ice and that the linear trend is the correct interpretation, then it is likely that the increase will continue to increase for at least another year to compensate for the drop, before continuing its downward trend.

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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2021, 03:54:22 PM »
Here are some graphs from the GRACE / GRACE-FO satellite series on the Greenland (GIS) and Antarctic (AIS) Ice sheets. Data is to mid-August 2021.

They come from the JPL's PO.DACC system @
https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/tellus/L4/ice_mass/RL06/v02/mascon_CRI

You have to register with PO.DACC system but that is no problem.

click to enlarge images
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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2021, 03:09:11 PM »
A look at sea ice highs and lows in the Arctic, Antarctic & Global

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425721004739?dgcid=rss_sd_all
Sea ice extents continue to set new records: Arctic, Antarctic, and global results

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Highlights
• Arctic sea ice extents set 93 monthly 11 yearly record lows post-1986, 0 record highs.
• Highs dominated Antarctic sea ice extent records until 2016, followed by lows.
• Since 2015, global sea ice extents have set new monthly record lows for all 12 months.
• During 1979–2020, Arctic September sea ice extents varied 53%, March extents only 12%.
• #During 1979–2020, global yearly average sea ice extents varied by only 12%.

Abstract
The multi-channel satellite passive-microwave record of Earth's sea ice coverage, extending back to the late 1970s, has long revealed declining sea ice coverage in the Arctic but through 2015 revealed an overall increase rather than decrease in Antarctic sea ice coverage.

Following major decreases in Antarctic sea ice since 2015, the 42-year 1979–2020 satellite dataset now shows recent losses in sea ice coverage in both hemispheres, and this is convincingly demonstrated by the enumeration of monthly and yearly record high and record low sea ice extents experienced over the course of the 42 years.

In fact, one of the most convincing statistics on the declining Arctic sea ice cover is the fact that since 1986 the Arctic has not experienced a single monthly record high sea ice extent in any month but has experienced 93 monthly record lows. In contrast, all 12 calendar months have their 42-year Antarctic monthly record high sea ice extents in the period 2007–2015, while 8 of the 12 calendar months have had Antarctic record lows since 2015.

Globally, every calendar month has registered a new monthly record low within the past 5 years. These results are complemented (and somewhat tempered) by quantification of the range of monthly and yearly sea ice extent values over the 42 years. For instance, although the Arctic's lowest September monthly average sea ice extent (in 2012) is 53% lower than its highest September monthly average sea ice extent (in 1980), the other months have far smaller percent differences between their lowest and highest Arctic values. For yearly average sea ice extents, the Arctic's lowest value (in 2020) is 18% lower than its highest value (in 1982), the Antarctic's lowest value (in 2017) is 16% lower than its highest value (in 2014), and the global lowest value (in 2019) is only 12% lower than its highest value (in 1982).

Results
Results are presented for the Arctic, Antarctic, and global datasets through 3-D and flat visualizations, tabulations of the monthly and yearly rankings, and graphics of the occurrence of each record high and each record low (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3).

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Re: Global ice trends
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2021, 03:06:40 PM »
I find the global 3D chart noisy but the other two are fascinating. This is amazing work. Visualizations can show definitively trends that can be obscured in data tables.