Posted 4 years ago on Feb. 19, 2016, 10:28 a.m. EST by factsrfun
from Phoenix, AZ
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I have posted about this before, last year we had the lowest maximum ice coverage in the Arctic on record I think this year due to the historically large El Nino will be the biggest melt event we have ever seen, anyway I will use this post to update if anyone is interested.
Update: 2/22/16 I now believe we have hit a new record low maximum and record early maximum at day 40 in the year this is HUGE. CO2 has risen at a rate of 3.7+ ppm/yr over the past two weeks, recently it was only around 2 ppm/yr again HUGE, I think we may be seeing the affects of the melting of the permafrost.
Update: On 3/28 it was posted that the max Arctic ice for the year was hit on 3/24 and was a new low. I was wrong about the early date, we had an ice spread event similar to 2012, this is going to be a HUGE melt year.
UPDATE: 4/12 above site have stopped giving daily data here is another with similar data: