The melting season has come to an end (more on that tomorrow in a new ASI update) and so all kinds of cool graphs, images and videos make the rounds. Unfortunately what is going on in the Arctic isn't so cool, otherwise it'd be more fun. The awe-inspiring shattering of records and the seriousness of the whole thing is starting to hit home, surpassing my denial mechanisms.
First off, this visually awesome reconstruction of the Arctic summer storm, aka Great Arctic Cyclone of 2012, made by the NASA/Goddard Science Visualization Studio (who also made this stunning video of ocean currents) for a NASA article called Arctic Sea Ice Hits Smallest Extent In Satellite Era:
NOAA's Visualization Lab produced The Arctic's Record Breaking Ice Melt:
And finally a video from the The Young Turks online news show on YouTube. The video in itself is not very interesting for this blog's community (although it does have Larry Hamilton's PIOMAS graph at the start of it), but I find it interesting to see how knowledge about the Arctic and the consequences of disappearing sea ice is slowly entering the collective consciousness. The presenter makes a couple of mistakes, but gets the general gist:
Feel free to post links to any other videos out there concerning Arctic sea ice.
I forgot to add the excellent PIOMAS graph animation by commenter Andy Lee, which I should've posted straight away when Andy sent me the links many moons ago: