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Colossal Antarctic iceberg, five times larger than New York City, breaks free and drifts away from region

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Unexpected disintegration of ice shelves in North Greenland

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Greenland rate of ice loss
13 million l/s
on average
13 million tonnes/s
on average
Arctic Sea Ice Extent
485,500 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 12-Apr-2024
187,451 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 12-Apr-2024
Arctic Amplification
4 times
faster than global average
Arctic 66N+ Wildfire emissions
0.00 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2024 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
3.69 microgram per cubic meter
on 13-Apr-2024
Global mean Sea Level
3.4mm/year
since 1993