Arctic sea ice extent meltdown has come 30% of the way from Winter Maximum to a Blue Ocean Event per June 10th. The lowest extent year ever, 2016, for comparison, was at 29%.
Arctic sea ice volume meltdown has come 22% of the way from Winter Maximum to a Blue Ocean Event per June 9th. The lowest volume year ever, 2017, for comparison, was at 21%.
Sunday June 9th saw another case of tropical beach weather on ice in the Arctic for Polar Bear Provincial Park, Canada. With sea ice still in the Bay, and polar bears roaming the beaches, it’s Arctic, though South of the Arctic Circle, the Arctic Tree Line and the 10°C Isotherm.
#GoodHopeModel June 8: Our first ½ year long Arctic Blue Ocean Event could come as early as 2023–35. No sea ice for 6 months, in as little as 4–16 years? You can learn more about the Good Hope Model on YouTube:
Saturday June 8th saw some pretty tropical beach weather in the Arctic for Mezen Bay in Arkhangelsk, Russia. Although sea ice left the bay a month ago, the area is still above the Arctic Circle, the Arctic Tree Line and the 10°C Isotherm.
Daily Arctic sea ice volume is now 2nd lowest, the 2019 Melt Season average is also 2nd. 2017 is the lowest year on record for volume, you see how much lower than #2–5. Ten–Year Trend though, is still very stubborn.
The Year–To–Date average extent is still 4th lowest for sea ice in the Arctic. So, all 4 lowest years are also the 4 latest years: 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Next target is 2017.
The Year–To–Date average volume is now 5th lowest for sea ice in the Arctic. Next target is 2016.
The 365–day running average for sea ice volume is now lower than 14.05 thousand km³ and dropping by about 48 km³ per month. The prognosis suggests 2019 may go 2nd lowest on record for all–year average.
The 365–day running average for sea ice extent is now lower than 9.98 million km² and dropping by about 8 thousand km² per month. The prognosis suggests 2019 may go lowest on record for all–year average.