Compelling visualizations of ice loss
You may have noticed the Arctic Death Spiral graphic that’s been added to the right-hand column. The small version there is a bit hard to read, but if you click on it, you’ll get a larger view. This great resource was created by Andy Lee Robinson to show how dramatically we have lost ice from the Arctic region since 1979. He updates the graphic as new PIOMAS data becomes available each month.
Andy has also produced videos showing the data being traced year by year for each month. These are fascinating because the audio track follows the data, so you can hear the ice volume spiraling down in addition to seeing it.
Have a look at the May 2013 versions for yourself. The synthesizer version ….
or the piano version ….