Our mission at Proteus Science Communication is to connect a science-curious audience with STEM professionals, writers, and artists working in the oceanic community through storytelling, writing workshops, and community outreach. Our primary goals are to build critical science literacy and to engage the public with the ocean–our planet’s life support system.
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Image from Climate Reanalyzer, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA.
Trends in sea ice thickness/volume are another important indicator of Arctic climate change. While sea ice thickness observations are sparse, here we utilize the ocean and sea ice model, PIOMAS (Zhang and Rothrock, 2003), to visualize April sea ice thickness from 1979 to 2018. Sea ice less than 1.5 meters is masked out (black) to emphasize the loss of thicker, older ice. Updated through April 2018. Graphic Credit: Zachary Labe
Weather data from Climate Reanalyzer, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA.
Daily Ice Mail Map for June 13, 2018, compiled from satellite images (Aqua and Terra) and charts created by National Ice Center. Image Credit: Anthony Fischbach for USGS
Daily Ice Mail Map for June 6, 2018, compiled from satellite images (Aqua and Terra) and charts created by National Ice Center. Image Credit: Anthony Fischbach for USGS
Image Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Animation of changes in average September sea ice extent from 1979 through 2016 – with noteworthy natural variability and a long-term decline. Data is freely available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at https://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/. Graphic Credit: Zachary Labe