the Ice in the Arctic has trended dwindled since satellite measurements started in 1979. The variations between the different years are however large, and in the autumn has istillväxten been unusually rapid, reports the u.s. national snow and ice data center NSIDC.

During the month of november, the arctic sea ice with a little over 3 million square kilometres, which is nearly 50 percent higher growth rate than the average for the years 1981-2010.

during the month’s first half, when the sea froze far into the Hudsonbukten in Canada. Finally froze even Laptevhavet north of Siberia, a part of the Ocean which remarkably enough had open water throughout the October. In the Barents sea north of Scandinavia, however, continued freezing to go slow.

the partnership with axis communications in november was still 0.9 million square kilometers less than the average 1981-2010, but it was at the same time, 1.14 million square kilometers greater than in november 2016, the novembermånad who so far had the smallest spread.

and the northern united states, particularly in the east, experienced a really chilly late autumn and förvinter. During the thanksgiving weekend set new cold records in several locations in the northeastern united states.

Low pressure over the north Atlantic has stubbornly pumped down cold arctic air over the north american continent. It has made snow cover distribution which is unusually large for being so early in the season – in fact, the largest snöutbredningen in november since records began in 1966.

much snow is there in central and eastern Canada.

does not apply to Alaska, where the temperature in november was considerably above the normal, and where, in several places noted a rekordsent date for the season’s first snowfall.

Also on the eurasian continent is the snow cover now slightly above normal for the season. It is mostly about the asian part. Europe has continued mild weather.