“It looks like a triple whammy – a warm ocean, a warm atmosphere, and a wind pattern all working against the ice in the Arctic.” — NSIDC director Mark Serreze.
“Unfortunately, Arctic sea ice extent growth has once again slowed this week…” — Zack Labe
“Huge surface air temperature anomalies over the Arctic this working week… over 25C warmer than average in parts.” — James Warner
This year, it’s a challenge to find a time when the Arctic Ocean has ever represented anything resembling normalcy. Record low sea ice extent values have occurred for more than 50 percent of days measured. And well above average temperatures have invaded the Arctic during winter, spring, and fall. With another huge wave of ridiculous warmth building up over eastern Siberia this week, the hits just keep on coming.
Major Warming Over Siberia, Chukchi and East Siberian Seas
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