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October 2, 2013

Government Shutdown Stops Sea Ice Data Updates From NOAA

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice,Arctic Sea Ice,NOAA,NSIDC — sunshinehours1 @ 9:39 AM
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There were no NSIDC sea ice updates today. I emailed NSIDC to ask why and got this prompt and polite reply.

“Thank you for contacting the National Snow and Ice Data Center.Because our data provider, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has shut down the data stream as part of the government shutdown, we are temporarily unable to update the product.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Best regards,
xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
NSIDC User Services”

 

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10 Comments »

  1. we must not show that the ice is continueing to increase… (sarc…)

    Will they be able to show what happened day to day when they get back to work? I’m figuring the satellitesare not on strike…

    Comment by Lance — October 2, 2013 @ 11:40 AM | Reply

  2. NOAA must not be the only source for ice data. This site shows graphs of ice data updated today.

    http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/ssmis/index.html

    Comment by Gary Meyers — October 2, 2013 @ 12:59 PM | Reply

    • Their page now says: “No SSMIS data until further notice because of US Federal Government shutdown”

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — October 3, 2013 @ 7:20 AM | Reply

      • I know, but scroll down. There are graphs plotted with AMSR2 data.

        Comment by Gary Meyers — October 3, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

      • But if you look very carefully, there is no October data even though the graph date says Oct 3.

        Comment by sunshinehours1 — October 3, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

      • Well, I’ll be darned! You are right. I miss my ice data!!

        Comment by Gary Meyers — October 3, 2013 @ 5:20 PM

      • Good morning. It now looks as though there is new Oct. data plotted on the sea ice extent graphs. Take a look!

        Comment by Gary Meyers — October 6, 2013 @ 7:56 AM

    • Here is the web page that shows the Oct. data of AMSR2 sea ice extent.

      http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/amsr2/

      Comment by Gary Meyers — October 6, 2013 @ 8:28 AM | Reply

  3. Different Data source but does not show Extent #’s but sat daily sat pictures
    ftp://ftp-projects.zmaw.de/seaice/AMSR2/

    Comment by @njsnowfan — October 2, 2013 @ 7:49 PM | Reply

  4. Arctic ice continues to build.

    http://osisaf.met.no/p/ice_extent_graphs.php

    Comment by Gary Meyers — October 12, 2013 @ 8:10 AM | Reply


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