Monthly Archives: November 2022

Update on Arctic annual minimum extent and volume

Back in July, I wrote two posts on the Arctic sea ice annual minimum, one about the sea ice extent and one about sea ice volume. In the meanwhile, there was a new minimum in September 2022 and I wondered what the evolution was of those minima. This post is an update on the volume as well as the extent graphs.

Let’s start with the volume data. This is a plot of the annual sea ice minimum extent from 1979 until 2022:

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