Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center:
A month of somewhat slowing extent increases has been reflected in the PIOMAS sea ice volume model output. Total volume growth during November 2017 was third lowest for the past decade. 2017 dips below 2011, thus regaining third position again. The difference with number two, 2012, is reduced from 1210 to 733 km3, whereas the gap with crazy winter year 2016 grew some more, from 1142 to 1482 km3.
Here's how the differences with previous years have evolved from last month:
Wipneus' version of the PIOMAS graph shows more clearly how 2017 has moved into third position: