Arctic sea ice melt has turned the corner for 2018

Greg Goodman writes in to WUWT tips and notes: Arctic sea ice minimum – this years 19/20th Sept at 4.594 million sq/km Source: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/charctic-interactive-sea-ice-graph/ Not surprising that MSM has gone schtum about the remarkable persistence of their favorite “canary” not being dead yet. This year’s min is greater then 2007 when AR4 was getting major push…

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Arctic ice claims another ship – this time with a sinking

A few days ago we had this: Another “Ship of Fools” gets grounded in Arctic ice, needs rescue Jay Ayer writes via WUWT Tips and Notes email: An 11 meter sailboat was crushed and sunk by arctic ice in the Bellot strait on 8/29/2018. The vessel was attempting the Northwest Passage. The captain may have believed…

Oh Noes! Ecosystems are getting greener in the Arctic

Researchers develop technique to better predict how plants in cold regions respond to warming DOE/LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY In recent decades, scientists have noted a surge in Arctic plant growth as a symptom of climate change. But without observations showing exactly when and where vegetation has bloomed as the world’s coldest areas warm, it’s difficult…

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,…

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…