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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: August 02, 2020, 05:54:33 AM »
AMSR2 remote sensing instrument is showing a significant increase of sea ice area in the CAB.

I am expecting NSIDC sea ice area to follow suit in the next several days (especially the Central Arctic).

A lot of the ASI still qualifies as extent, but I wonder how much time can it be that way.
I am still waiting for large extent drops, even that they are not happening right now.
The melting season has not ended yet. Still around 45 days more.

[ADS NIPR VISHOP (JAXA)] Arctic Sea Ice Extent.

August 1st, 2020:
     5,717,878 km2, a drop of -38,506 km2.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2020 Sea ice area and extent data
« on: July 05, 2020, 10:38:41 PM »
The NSIDc and JAXA instruments are well beyond their design life and as yet no announcemets of compatible replacements to mantain the continuous 41 year record.

https://www.wmo-sat.info/oscar/satellites/view/752
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Satellite: GOSAT-GW (2022 - 2027)

 The MW radiometer, AMSR-3, will be a follow-on of AMSR-2 being flown on GCOM-W, with addition of channels at 10.25 GHz, 165.5 GHz and in the 183 GHz band.

And with the original data NSDIC is really nearing completion.
https://twitter.com/ZLabe/status/888809735830425600
https://tc.copernicus.org/articles/13/49/2019/

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: June 23, 2020, 10:17:20 PM »
This is not quite ordinary weather for the Arctic.

Its not the best setup for compaction. 

Widespread sun during peak INSOLATION is terrible for the ice pack.

So the high pressure and warm temps in these forecasts correlate to sunshine? I'm only asking because if I look at the GFS forecasts for cloud cover on climate reanalyzer and while it does show some clearing over the CAB, most of the Arctic Ocean seems to be a 50/50 mix of cloud and clear.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Latest PIOMAS update (August 2019)
« on: August 04, 2019, 09:22:53 AM »
2019-0-31 thickness map, a comparison with previous years and their differences (need clicks for the true size).

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018 melting season
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:24:52 AM »
August 9-13.

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