This is an experimental product.

These images are created from ESRL's daily REB_plots products, which are animated forecasts starting with initial conditions at the time of publication. By collecting an archive of these daily products, we can create animations that start with 20 days of actual historical conditions, then continue with an additional 40 days of forecast.

NOTE: ESRL models/algorithms may have changed in the transition from 2017 to 2018.

ImageMagick is used to extract all frames from the animations, then recombine them into these new products.

Select date on left. Click images to enlarge/animate.

ESRL hybrid forecasts for 2019-05-17

Ice Melt Terms

Sea Ice Area & Snow Depth

Ice Tendencies