2018 Season Report


30 November 2018

The Polar Portal season report for 2018 is ready for download.

The 2017/2018 season in the Arctic has been extraordinary. Several months with persisting high pressure over Scandinavia and a blocking of the westerlies resulted in the record warm and record dry summer 2018 over large parts of Europe. Over Greenland, however, the summer was cool and wet, which benefitted the Ice Sheet. Glaciers have continued the development seen during the last six years in which they have more or less maintained their area. Sea ice, on the other hand, has been more vulnerable, with high sea temperatures and warm winds leading to a large area ice-free north of Greenland in February and again in August.

Read more in the report, which is available in