Note: I have received many comments (see below) saying that the satellite data behind these graphs is spurious. One reader (Andy) points out that the following warning appears on their home page:
Special Sensor Microwave Imager and Sounder (SSMIS) on the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-17 satellite that provides passive microwave brightness temperatures (and derived Arctic and Antarctic sea ice products) has been providing spurious data since beginning of April. Working on resolving problem or replacing this data source.
I don’t understand why they keep posting the graphs if the data is wrong.
In some places the ice is already up to 15 feet thick.
Record growth in Arctic sea ice
Far right side of graph shows ice extent shooting upward.
Growth in Hudson Bay Sea Ice Extent even more dramatic
This one shoots almost of the chart!
IPCC Forgets Antarctic Ocean Circulation and Can’t Explain New Record Arctic Ice Growth
Can’t explain new record Arctic sea ice extent and thickness over the last week of August and first week of September.
Also can’t explain continued growth of Antarctic sea & land ice
Link for Arctic ice-gain image:
Link for Hudson Bay ice-gain image:
Thanks to Don Brown