Study: Arctic Sea Ice Was Thinner In 1955 Than In years 2015-2017

From the “skating on thin ice” department. According to a new paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, the observed mean thickness of the sea ice in the region north of (Arctic) Svalbard was substantially thinner (0.94 m) in 1955 than it has been in recent years (~1.6 m, 2015/2017). Graph Source: Rösel et al., 2018 In 1955,…

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Curious Circles in Arctic Sea Ice

NASA’s Operation IceBridge—the airborne mission flown annually over both polar regions—is now in its tenth year making flights over the Arctic. That’s a lot of flight hours spent mapping the region’s land ice and sea ice. But on April 14, 2018, IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag spotted something he had never seen before. Sonntag snapped…

Arctic ice like you've not seen it before

This came to me via a tip, but to be honest I get so many daily emails and comments I’ve lost the original source of the tip. This is via the Canadian Ice Service, and it’s a view I have not seen before. It shows a polar view looking down at the North pole which…

Remember that "unprecedented" Arctic heating event in February 2018? Never mind.

In Feburary 2018, the temperature in the Arctic region went up considerably, prompting the usual caterwauling from climate alarmists worldwide. It looked like this at Vox, they saw red, and the caption is theirs: The temperature plot from the Danish Meteorological Institute showing the spiking temperatures about 80°North: Source: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php Predictably, excitable pundits went nuts over…

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Claim: Global Warming Causing More Icebergs

Guest essay by Eric Worrall From the “Global Warming Causes More Snow” department comes a claim that the substantially increased risk of maritime embarrassment for scientists trying to sail to the North Pole is the result of global warming. New research documents a counterintuitive impact of global warming: sea-ice hazards to shipping Human-caused warming is…

Quote of the week: "crazy stuff in the Arctic"

The overly excitable director of that National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is at it again. Previously, we’ve heard him declare “death spiral” and “the Arctic is screaming” to convey his alarmed viewpoint on Arctic Sea Ice. Now, he’s got a new one, courtesy of Seth Borenstein at The Associated Press: “It’s just crazy,…