The headline is a quote by Dr. Judith Curry from a David Rose article in the Sunday Mail: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now. Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore’s warning,…
Nearing the end of the northern hemisphere summer, and Arctic sea ice isn’t anywhere near melting clean away as
Sea spray icing is one of the major challenges when operating in Arctic conditions. DNV GL is now launching an industry collaboration which will develop a simulation
Arctic sea ice is melting fast, having lost about 1 million square miles since the 1970s, but experts are still figuring out what factors, such as cloud cover, are speeding or slowing the ice's demise. A new NASA mission is flying researchers over the Arctic to study the interplay between cloud types and ice conditions. Show More Summary
To highlight the accelerating disappearance of Arctic sea ice, this man plans to survive alone on a melting iceberg for up to one year.
http://www.wzzm13.com/story/weather/2014/08/22/arctic-sea-ice-trends/144... NASA scientist describes how melting arctic sea ice will affect weather patterns in the future
Guest essay by Tony brown Foreword Note; Last year an edited version of this article appeared at Climate Etc. This new version contains numerous additional references, graphics, quotes, more historic detail and updates. http://judithcurry.com/2013/04/10/historic-variations-in-arctic-sea-ice-part-ii-1920-1950/ ‘Historic variations in Arctic Ice’ is … Continue reading ?
In this animation, the Earth rotates slowly as the Arctic sea ice advances over time from March 21, 2014 to August 3, 2014. (Photo Credit: NASA) Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
The force of the Gulf Stream was significantly influenced by the sea ice situation in the Fram Strait in the past 30,000 years. On the basis of biomarkers in deposits on the seafloor, geologists managed for the first time to reconstruct...Show More Summary
From NASA: (satellite image follows) one wonders what this will do to the albedo of sea ice. Numerous wildfires have dotted the Russian landscape this past summer fire season. Although not quite as the adage says, although still true, where … Continue reading ?
Modern measurements and historic observations provide a decades-long record showing that the snowpack on Arctic sea ice is thinning. What thinner snow will mean for the ice is not certain. Deeper snow actually shields ice from cold air, so a thinner blanket may allow the ice to grow thicker during the winter. Show More Summary
From the University of Washington From research stations drifting on ice floes to high-tech aircraft radar, scientists have been tracking the depth of snow that accumulates on Arctic sea ice for almost a century. Now that people are more concerned … Continue reading ?
From research stations drifting on ice floes to high-tech aircraft radar, scientists have been tracking the depth of snow that accumulates on Arctic sea ice for almost a century. Now that people are more concerned than ever about what...Show More Summary
Here are the numbers from the poll started yesterday. 657 votes were cast on the question “What will the September monthly average Arctic sea ice extent be? “and the breakdown is shown below. The top 5 vote getters, garnering 55% … Continue reading ?
The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces the call for contributions for the Sea Ice Outlook August report. The Sea Ice Outlook provides an open process for those interested in arctic sea ice to share ideas about the September minimum … Continue reading ?
From NSIDC: Sled dog days of summer NSIDC reports near record Antarctic sea ice extent in July Arctic sea ice extent declined at a fairly rapid rate through the first three weeks of July, but the loss rate then slowed … Continue reading ?
This month’s open thread. Keeping track of the Arctic sea ice minimum is interesting but there should be plenty of other climate science topics to discuss (if people can get past the hype about the Ebola outbreak or imaginary claims about anomalous thrusting). As with last month, pleas no discussion of mitigation strategies – it […]
Even from 65,000 feet above Earth, aquamarine melt ponds in the Arctic stand out against the white sea ice and ice sheets. These ponds form every summer, as snow that built up on the ice melts, creating crystal clear pools.