Antarctic sea ice is declining dramatically

A 40-y record reveals gradual Antarctic sea ice increases followed by decreases at rates far exceeding the rates seen in the Arctic Claire L. Parkinson PNAS first published July 1, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1906556116 Contributed by Claire L. Parkinson, May 24, 2019 (sent for review April 16, 2019; reviewed by Will Hobbs and Douglas G. Martinson) Significance…

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The polar ice melt myth

From CFACT: According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (nsidc.org), ice currently covers 6 million square miles, or one tenth the Land area on Earth, about the area of South America. Floating ice, or Sea Ice, alternately called Pack Ice at the North and South Poles covers 6% of the ocean’s surface (nsidc.org),…

The seas get cooler around Iceland-Some charts and anecdotes

Reader Steinar J writes: Included is a Word document describing sea temperatures in the vicinity of Iceland, sea ice extent and an excerpt, (translated from Swedish) from an eyewitness report from the Swedish icebreaker tour to The North Pole in 2018. Fig. 1  In this area of the ocean the temperature drops (cut from Google…

Where Icebergs Go to Die

Today’s story is the answer to the October 2018 puzzler. which was also covered on WUWT This could be a scene out of a spooky movie. But reality is just as morbid for this coffin-shaped iceberg. After 18 years at sea, B-15T has entered a region where Antarctic icebergs go to die. On September 23, 2018,…

NASA releases photo of weird rectangular iceberg

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, carried a flight over the northern Antarctic Peninsula on Oct. 16, 2018. During the flight, IceBridge senior support scientist Jeremy Harbeck spotted two rectangular icebergs floating among sea ice just off of the Larsen C ice shelf. “I thought it was pretty interesting; I often see…

Another Dis-alarming Analysis of Arctic Sea Ice

Guest post by David Middleton Anthony recently posted an excellent Arctic sea ice analysis by Ron Clutz.  In a similar vein, I decided to look at Arctic sea ice from a couple of other dis-alarming perspectives. We keep hearing about the Arctic being ice-free anytime from next month up until a continuously rolling forward decade…