More Arctic Sea Ice Than 2005 and 2006

2005/2006 had the highest Arctic sea ice summer minimums in the DMI record. Arctic sea ice extent is higher now than it was on the same date in 2005/2006



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32 Responses to More Arctic Sea Ice Than 2005 and 2006

  1. There Is No Substitute for Victory. says:

    Looks like its higher than on this date last year as well.

  2. Bill says:

    Sadly, 2012 was very high about now and then went on to have the record low. I know there was an Arctic cyclone and I know that this year the ice is thick and can’t be blown out of the Arctic easily and so we may not have a record low. But, I am just pointing out that in 2012 many thought since it was very high in winter that it would stay high and instead we had the opposite.

    • ccglea says:

      So your saying wind has a greater effect on Artic Ice than temperature?

    • Dmh says:

      That’s true but to understand the present situation of the Arctic ice I think we must look at 2013 instead, when the temperatures were lower

      than 2012

      and the ice accumulated more at the North Canada instead of Asia.
      The temperatures are now warmer than 2013,
      but, depending on solar radiations, we could still have a similar melting season this year as in 2013 and that’s all we need to have again a good ice extent in September.

    • Dmh says:

      Another point, the AMO is starting to go down now and this will favor the formation of MYI at the north of the Fram Strait and should consolidate the “recover”.

    • Michael Palmer says:

      Meanwhile, in the Atlantic, ice conditions are the worst in 30 years. Ice is ice.

      • Snow White says:

        Meanwhile in the Central Arctic Basin there’s a significant negative anomaly even though we’re near the maximum extent for the year.

        Some Arctic sea ice melts in summer. For the time being at least, some does not.

        • Andy Oz says:

          Meanwhile global sea ice is normal. How can CO2 melt the sea ice at one end of the globe and freeze more of it at the other end? The answer is it doesn’t.

          The whole scam is just a way of introducing a global tax with all monies going to the trillion dollar London carbon credit shysters. Even Einstein could not understand compound interest, but the shysters can. Very nice bunch of criminals you support there Snow White.

  3. David Jay says:


    Any thoughts on the very tight grouping in mid-May? Regardless of the winter and summer deviations, all the traces pass through an extremely narrow window at that point.

    I have been wondering about that since I started watching this DMI chart 2-3 years ago…

  4. Snow White says:

    Thanks Steve. One down, seven and a bit (currently) to go!
    7 (a) If your definition of “The Arctic” is in fact the NSIDC domain, why on Earth do you show a DMI chart at the top of the thread?

    • Dave N says:

      Here’s a question for you: Do NSIDC and DMI define the Arctic differently? If so, by how much?

      • Snow White says:

        1. Yes Dave.

        2. Here’s a clue:

        It’s a shame one can’t display images in comments here, isn’t it?

        3. Here’s a supplementary question. Why is Steve switching between the “old” and “new” versions of DMI extent? Indeed why not simply display the NSIDC extent, since that conforms to his definition of “The Arctic”?

  5. Snow White says:

    Dave – Any chance you can expand on your “straw man” theme?

    What precisely is it that’s “the same as in 2006 and 2011 for NSIDC”?

  6. Snow White says:


    What on Earth makes you think I support “shysters” or “criminals”?

    In answer to your queries:

    1. For starters, The Arctic is an ocean surrounded by continents, whereas the Antarctic is…?
    What’s at 90° North, for the moment at least? How about 90° South?

    2. For an example of a more explicit definition of “The Arctic” please see section 7 of:

  7. Snow White says:

    Steven – Answer those questions. They’re not hard!

  8. Latitude says:

    Aren’t you guys forgetting that NSIDC changed the way they read/interrupt coastal features..
    …they incorporated that into their extent/area numbers
    Which, of course, will show less ice…later freeze up…and earlier melt
    …which, of course, means they are constantly “improving”
    Which, of course, means you can’t compare

    • Snow White says:

      Speaking for myself, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything.

      However in all the circumstances I couldn’t possibly answer for Steve, who seems unable to answer questions for himself. Perhaps you wouldn’t mind answering on his behalf?

      10. When was it that the DMI “changed the way they read/interrupt coastal features [which] they incorporated into their extent/area numbers”?

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