Hudson Bay Ice Coverage

The summer solstice is this Friday, but Hudson Bay in northeast Canada still has 750,000 square kilometers of ice covering its surface. This is actually around normal for this time of year. The following image from the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin shows the ice coverage over the bay. Note there are a few clouds around the edge of the bay.

The next image is from the University of Illinois' Cryosphere Today. It shows the current ice area in millions of square kilometers in black and the anomaly from the 1979-2008 mean in red. Note the red line is right around 0, meaning the ice coverage is right around normal. Last year at this time the ice coverage was below normal.

 


Hentz/Brooks

NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan



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