“There are claims coming from some communities that the Arctic sea ice is recovering, is getting thicker again,” Mark Serreze, director of the Colorado-based centre, told Postmedia News on Wednesday.
“That’s simply not the case. It’s continuing down in a death spiral.”
US Navy PIPS2 maps show that the area of Arctic ice greater than 2 metres thick has increased by about 50% since the same date in 2008. The blink comparator below removes all ice reported as less than two metres thick.
Light green shows expansion of 2 metre thick ice since 2008
Original PIPS2 images are shown below.