Articles Tagged "Ice Chart"
Monday, November 12th 2012, 5:23 PM EST
What follows below is a press release from the British Antarctic Survey, read it here
You’ll note as you read the press release, the science that applies at the South Pole mysteriously disappears at the North Pole. Winds are causing the the sea ice expansion down south, scientists claim, but of course they couldn’t possibly cause shrinkage up north.
I’ve added some emphasis to some of the text below. (P. Gosselin)
Press Release – Why Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change
The first direct evidence that marked changes to Antarctic sea ice drift have occurred over the last 20 years, in response to changing winds, is published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists from NERC’s British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena California explain why, unlike the dramatic losses reported in the Arctic, the Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change.
Thursday, October 18th 2012, 4:10 AM EDT
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Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 10:01 AM EDT
Al Gore did more to bring melting Arctic ice to global attention and concern than anyone. Polar bears became victims and poster animals for destructive human production of CO2. He’s done more than most in creating false ideas and images for his political and economic agenda.
When asked what’s wrong with global warming people usually hesitate for some time, then say glaciers will melt and sea level will rise. That’s probably why Gore made it a major part of his movie. To add emotion to fear the demise of polar bears was threatened. People were easily fooled because few know anything about the Arctic Ocean and the ice conditions.
The Arctic Ocean, a thin line across the top of most world maps is over 14 million km2 (compare US 9.8 million km2). Every year an area equal to the US melts and refreezes and based on a record that began in 1980 (satellite launch 1978 but useable data took 2 years) we presumably can determine the true amount and variations. Gore likely knew people wouldn’t grasp the size of areas involved so added polar bears and the threat of thinning – “thin ice” is a well known danger sign.
Friday, October 26th 2012, 6:24 AM EDT
Posted at Among the ice charts I peek at every day is the one from DMI (Danish Meteorological Institute).
Today there was a new Sea Ice Extent Chart with this text at the bottom:
The plot above replaces an earlier sea ice extent plot, that was based on data with the coastal zones masked out.
That implied that the previous sea ice extent estimates were underestimated.
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Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 7:25 AM EDT
I noticed yesterday that the Arctic Sea Ice Extent Is Increasing at very fast rate, my take on this is that the overall impact from the large area of the broken icepack from the "massive cyclone that blew over the central Arctic Ocean" during August, looks to be coming to a very fast (maybe a record) end.
We will have to see in the next week or so if I am correct on this forecast, but one thing is clear from that location, come December the IcePack would have returned to a normal level...more to follow.
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Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 5:50 PM EDT
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Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 3:43 AM EDT
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 6:34 AM EDT
Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:08 AM EDT
Global warming causing Antarctic ice to expand
The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say.
Global warming causing Antarctic ice to expand - usatoday.com
If the behavior of the poles was reversed, the junk climate scientists would blame it on global warming, and would simply come up with a different ad hoc explanation.
Sunday, September 30th 2012, 6:10 PM EDT
Heralded far and wide as a harbinger of global climate change, this year's record Arctic ice melt has the uninformed climate alarmists celebrating and the more knowledgeable scratching their heads. You see, this summer's ice retreat was predicted by no computer model and few scientists even though it possible. While climate scientists ponder what is wrong with their theories nature has carried on—no fuss, no muss, no drama. Circulation patterns are shifting and living creatures from zooplankton to megafauna are taking the change in stride. What has flummoxed environmental scientists is the simple and now demonstrated fact that successful life forms have a common trait—they are adaptable, something many scientists are not.
That ice in the Arctic has been shrinking during the summer is not news. For the past five years the summer pack ice extent was smaller than previously documented in the 34 year satellite record. This year's massive melt off has occurred under relatively normal weather conditions, with only one strong summer storm to hasten the break-up of the pack ice. But instead of vindicating their computerized prognostications, this year’s record loss has scientists questioning their models. Here is how the quandary was reported in Nature:
Computer models that simulate how the ice will respond to a warming climate project that the Arctic will be seasonally ‘ice free’ (definitions of this vary) some time between 2040 and the end of the century. But the observed downward trend in sea-ice cover suggests that summer sea ice could disappear completely as early as 2030, something that none of the models used for the next report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change comes close to forecasting.