In the past few weeks I've been gradually updating the Arctic Sea Ice Graphs website, a collection of all imaginable graphs and maps concerning the Arctic and its sea ice out there.
The biggest change has been the inclusion of a new Forecasts page that has maps showing what the forecast is for sea level pressure, temperature (anomaly) and some other things, for the next 7 days. Most of these maps are provided by the excellent and visually appealing Climate Reanalyzer website*.
This new page replaces the SLP Patterns page
that I had introduced to compare 6-day average atmospheric set-ups between years, but was too much work to update. It can still be accessed for anyone who wants to have a look, but I won't be updating it any longer.
I have been updating the ASIG's homepage where all the daily updated graphs and maps are situated. They are all grouped together according to category on the right hand side: sea ice concentration, sea ice extent & area, sea surface temperature, surface air temperature, sea level pressure & jet stream, buoys & sea ice drift, sea ice thickness, volume & age, Greenland ice, snow cover and miscellaneous.
On the Regional Graphs page I've added two excellent overviews, produced by the prolific Wipneus, that show regional graphs in one clear overview, extent and area, comparing current trend lines with those of 2012, 2013 and 2014, based on high resolution University of Hamburg data. Like the forecasts all together on one page, this is another huge time saver.
I've added the latest North Pole webcam images to the Webcams page.
Finally, I have updated the Concentration Maps page which makes it easy to compare the current sea ice concentration map produced by the University of Bremen to those of other years. As I don't want to show more than 8 maps, I had to decide which melting season not to show, and opted for 2009.
I hope you find the ASIG useful. For me it's the place where my day starts and ends, as it's all there.
* Recently the people behind the Climate Reanalyzer website have added a daily reanalysis maps page where you can go back in time and see what the weather was like in the Arctic (various parameters) all the way back to 1979. Yet another awesome feature on perhaps the best weather site out there.