A “meteorological hammer” drops on the USA

Europe is already in the wrath of an Arctic blast, but a "meteorological hammer" is about to drop on the USA as well, gripping all but the westernmost regions in days or weeks of below-normal temperatures, supercell... READ MORE

Record temperatures in northern Alaska

The most northern town in Alaska, Utqiaġvik (71°N) reached 40°F/4.5°C on Monday, more than 37°F above the average high temperature for this time of year. Monday's temperature not only surpassed the previous... READ MORE

Temperatures in Europe have increased at more than twice the global average

Temperatures in Europe have increased at more than twice the global average over the past 30 years – the highest of any continent in the world. This includes the Arctic which is the fastest warming region on Earth.... READ MORE

Devastating floods in Nigeria claim over 600 lives

Intense floods like those inundating Nigeria in recent weeks are expected to become more frequent as the globe continues to warm under a thickening blanket of greenhouse gases.... READ MORE

Greenland 8°C warmer in September

In what would be the start to a series of anomalous temperature spikes in the autumnal shoulder season, the temperature at Greenland's highest point was above freezing on Sept 3--the first time ever recorded in... READ MORE

COUNTDOWN

CO2 Budget Depletion

Permissions and Licensing

 

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The list below details the various datasets used within the Arctic Risk Platform and their license/citations.

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  • User provide proper citations for the original data sources for any non-commercial usage. The list is available below
  • User must contact the original data provider for proper licensing if they wish to use it for commercial purposes.

 

Extreme Weather Events:

EM-DAT: The Emergency Events Database – Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) – CRED, D. Guha-Sapir – www.emdat.be, Brussels, Belgium.

Main websiteDataset link | Licensing details

Arctic Sea Ice extent:

Fetterer, F., K. Knowles, W. N. Meier, M. Savoie, and A. K. Windnagel. 2017, updated daily. Sea Ice Index, Version 3. Daily Arctic Sea Ice Extent based on N_seaice_extent_daily_v3.0.csv . Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5K072F8.

Main website  | Dataset link | Licensing details

Arctic Sea Ice age:

NSIDC: 0749

Tschudi, M., W. N. Meier, and J. S. Stewart. 2019. Quicklook Arctic Weekly EASE-Grid Sea Ice Age, Version 1. NetCDF4 files to get overall trends. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/2XXGZY3DUGNQ .

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NSIDC: 0611

Tschudi, M., W. N. Meier, J. S. Stewart, C. Fowler, and J. Maslanik. 2019. EASE-Grid Sea Ice Age, Version 4. NetCDF4 files to get the overall trends. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. https://doi.org/10.5067/UTAV7490FEPB.

Main website  | Dataset link | Licensing details

Arctic Sea Ice Area:

IPCC

Fyfe, J.; Fox-Kemper, B.; Kopp, R.; Garner, G. (2021): Data for Figure SPM.8 (v20210809) – Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 09 August 2021http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/98af2184e13e4b91893ab72f301790db

Main website  | Dataset link | Licensing details

 

Greenland Surface melt extent:

Greenland Ice Sheet Today is produced at the National Snow and Ice Data Center by Ted Scambos, Julienne Stroeve, and Lora Koenig with support from NASA. NSIDC thanks Jason Box, Xavier Fettweis, and Thomas Mote for data and collaboration

Mote, Thomas L. and Mark R. Anderson. 1995. Variations in snowpack melt on the Greenland ice sheet based on passive microwave measurements. J. Glac. 41(137): 51-60.

Additional references:

Mote, Thomas L. 2007. Greenland surface melt trends 1973-2007: Evidence of a large increase in 2007. Geophysical Research Letters 34, L22507. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007GL031976.

Mote, T. L. 2014. MEaSUREs Greenland Surface Melt Daily 25km EASE-Grid 2.0, Version 1. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0533.001.

Main website  | Dataset link | Licensing details

Greenland ice sheet mass balance:

Mankoff, Ken; Fettweis, Xavier; Solgaard, Anne; Langen, Peter; Stendel, Martin; Noël, Brice; van den Broeke, Michiel R.; Karlsson, Nanna; Box, Jason E.; Kjeldsen, Kristian, 2021, “Greenland ice sheet mass balance from 1840 through next week”, https://doi.org/10.22008/FK2/OHI23Z, GEUS Dataverse

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Greenland Watson river discharge:

Van As, D., Hasholt, B., Ahlstrøm, A. P., Box, J. E., Cappelen, J., Colgan, W., Fausto, R.S., Mernild, S.H., Mikkelsen, A.P., Noël, B.P.Y., Petersen, D., van den Broeke, M. R. (2019). Programme for monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet (PROMICE): Watson river discharge. Version: v01, Dataset published via Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. https://doi.org/10.22008/promice/data/watson_river_discharge.

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Global mean Sea level rise:

Beckley, B.; Yang, X.; Zelensky, N.P.; Holmes, S.A.;Lemoine, F.G.; Ray, R.D.; Mitchum, G.T.; Desai, S.; Brown, S.T.. 2021. Global Mean Sea Level Trend from Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeters TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, OSTM/Jason-2, and Jason-3 Version 5.0. Ver. 5. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed at https://doi.org/10.5067/GMSLM-TJ150

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IPCC

Fyfe, J.; Fox-Kemper, B.; Kopp, R.; Garner, G. (2021): Data for Figure SPM.8 (v20210809) – Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 09 August 2021http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/98af2184e13e4b91893ab72f301790db

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Arctic Wildfires:

CAMS Global Fire Assimilation System. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service Information [2022]

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Surface Temperature:

Copernicus Climate Change Service

Hersbach, H., Bell, B., Berrisford, P., Biavati, G., Horányi, A., Muñoz Sabater, J., Nicolas, J., Peubey, C., Radu, R., Rozum, I., Schepers, D., Simmons, A., Soci, C., Dee, D., Thépaut, J-N. (2018): ERA5 hourly data on single levels from 1959 to present. Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Climate Data Store (CDS). , 10.24381/cds.adbb2d47

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IPCC

Fyfe, J.; Fox-Kemper, B.; Kopp, R.; Garner, G. (2021): Data for Figure SPM.8 (v20210809) – Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 09 August 2021http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/98af2184e13e4b91893ab72f301790db

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Climate Risk Index:

GermanWatch

 

ARCTIC RISK INDICATORS

The following gauges show up-to-date data regarding key indicators in the Arctic. These indicators clearly point to the crisis at hand.

The Arctic (66°N+) Surface Temperature
6 % days
in 2023 are above 90th percentile of 1981-2010
2 days
in 2023 are above 90th percentile of 1981-2010
Worldwide number of disasters
265 disasters
more events in 2022 in comparison to 1970s
183 disasters
more events in 2022 in comparison to 1980s
100 disasters
more events in 2022 in comparison to 1990s
Arctic Sea Ice Extent
1,187,499 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 04-Feb-2023
458,493 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 04-Feb-2023
Arctic Wildfire emissions
-0.00 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2023 so far
Greenland rate of ice loss
4.5 hundred thousands l/s
on average in 1986-2015
4.5 tons per second
on average in 1986-2015
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
1.65 microgram per cubic meter
on 05-Feb-2023