Still on a par with last year.
Wipneus produces many excellent PIOMAS graphs. I'll start with his latest creation, the graph for which he calculated the "expected" 2012 values, based on the same date values of 1979-2011 and an exponential trend. A caveat from Wipneus: "Note that the (not indicated) statistical error bars are quite large."
As a bonus I have finally come round to making a new graph, one that very crudely shows average ice thickness across the Arctic, by simply dividing the PIOMAS volume numbers (km3) by the Cryosphere Today area numbers (km2), and multiplying them by 1000 to get the average thickness in meters:
Again, this method is very simplistic and crude. I would advise against using the graph as an indication of anything, but just like the CAPIE graph (which romantically died on the same day the AMSR-E microwave sensor died) it's a useful addition to our small arsenal of observational tools. I will update the PICT graph (PIOMAS-Cryosphere Today) every month to accompany the updated PIOMAS numbers and graphs.