Wipneus, creator of many graph and animations, has posted another gem over on the Forum.
The animation he uploaded to Youtube becomes really interesting after the end of May, when the transport through Fram Strait (one of the reasons that made the 2007 melting season so spectacular) almost completely stalls for much of the rest of the melting season:
Even though it's obvious that the lack of movement and transport was the defining theme of the 2014 melting season, it's still amazing to see it expressed so clearly in this animation. That trunk of ice that always protrudes through Fram Strait into the Greenland Sea, simply vanishes in July.
In October transport picks up again, and in the past few weeks it has been relatively strong. This is somewhat interesting because compared to 2013 a lot of the volume difference is situated close to Fram, as can be seen on this 2014-2013 thickness difference map produced by... wait for it... Wipneus:
If transport keeps up, the difference in volume (with 2013) might become smaller, but we'll have to wait and see what PIOMAS reports. In 2015.
And so, in advance, I wish everyone a happy, healthy, succesful and sustainable New Year!