Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Greenland Nearly Cut off by Sea Ice

From Steve Goddard's CO2 Science

2012 now ties 1983 for the record ice extent in Baffin Bay. Almost all of Greenland  is blocked by sea ice.

It appears that total ice area is now nearly identical to 1983, which makes me suspect that UIUC measurements have been incorrect since their 2008 eye elevation change.

Note that Baffin Bay is not as wide as it used to be on their maps, so of course their measurements are coming up short. The narrowest point of Baffin Bay is now about 50% less wide on their map as it was in 1983.

See Also: More Ice than 1974  - link.