The people from PIOMAS have done an extra data release (there'll be another one next week for all of the August data). This data shows us that yet another record domino has fallen, after so many others already. This is one of the biggest dominoes out there, especially now that observational data from CryoSat-2 is largely confirming PIOMAS modeled data. It's all about the volume.
Here's the graph that clearly shows the new record:
Here is Wipneus'
version with the calculated "expected" 2012 values (dotted
lines), based on the same date values of 1979-2011 and an exponential
A caveat from Wipneus: "Note that the statistical error bars are quite large."
Statistical error bars aside, the trend line follows the dotted forecast line almost to a T.
Here's Larry Hamilton's excellent bar graph: