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Arctic sea ice thickness information has been updated with NRT data for February 2018 and reprocessed data for January 2018. Daily, weekly and monthly products are available here: Reprocessed, Near-real time


Arctic Basin Mean Sea Ice Thickness time series (February)


Short Facts

  • February sea ice volume in the central Arctic was 6th lowest / 3rd highest in 8 years of CryoSat-2 observations: 11.61 • 103 km3
    • highest: 12.75 • 103 km3 in Feb 2014
    • lowest: 9.17 • 103 km3 in Feb 2013
    • average: 11.32 • 103 km3
  • February mean sea ice thickness in the central Arctic was 6th lowest / 3rd highest in 8 years of CryoSat-2 observations: 1.89 m
    • highest: 2.07 m in Feb 2014
    • lowest: 1.51 m in Feb 2013 (potential retrieval anomaly, under investigation)
    • average: 1.85 m
  • Monthly sea ice volume gain (January through February) was 3rd lowest / 6th highest in 8 years of CryoSat-2 observations: +1.17 • 103 km3
    • highest: +1.64 • 103 km3 in Feb 2014 (potential retrieval anomaly, under investigation)
    • lowest: +0.64 • 103 km3 in Feb 2013 (potential retrieval anomaly, under investigation)
    • average: +1.28 • 103 km3
  • Cummulative sea ice volume gain (October through February) was 3rd lowest / 6th highest in 8 years of CryoSat-2 observations: +5.46 • 103 km3
    • highest: +6.42 • 103 km3 in Feb 2012
    • lowest: +4.72 • 103 km3 in Fev 2013 (potential retrieval anomaly, under investigation)
    • average: +5.66 • 103 km3