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Arctic Sea Ice Extent: November 17, 2022

November 17, 2022: Over the past week, the sea ice has continued to increase but at a lower rate from last week, of 4.28%, from the level on 11/10/2022 of 9.370 M km2 to 9.789 M km2 for this week. 

Plot Compiled by: Howard J. Diamond, PhD; Climate Science Program Manager at NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory
Data Source: National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC; https://nsidc.org/).

The negative sea ice anomaly this week was greater than the anomaly of -0.943 M km2 on 11/10/2022 to a more negative anomaly of -0.999 M km2 on 11/17/2022 and so more anomalously negative for this time of year.

Plot Compiled by: Howard J. Diamond, PhD; Climate Science Program Manager at NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory
Data Source: National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC; https://nsidc.org/).