Coralline Algae and the Case for Natural Climate Change

Guest post by Jim Steele Director Sierra Nevada Field Campus, emeritus, San Francisco State University There was a very revealing 2012 paper demonstrating the power and interconnections of natural ocean oscillations, “Marine proxy evidence linking decadal North Pacific and Atlantic Climate”. If you have ever played in the tide pools, you may have noticed the…

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Another sea ice record in the Bering Sea plus April sea ice summary

National Weather Service, Anchorage Forecast Office issued this today: NOAK48 PAFC 032215 PNSAFC PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 215 PM AKDT THU MAY 3 2012 …RECORD SEA ICE AT PRIBILOF ISLANDS… THIS HAS BEEN AN EXTREME WINTER FOR SEA ICE IN THE BERING SEA AND NOW WE HAVE BROKEN THE RECORDS FOR…

Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 3 – Beaucoup Bering Sea Ice

NASA reports in Bering Sea Teeming with Ice that “…the Bering Sea has been choking with sea ice. ” acquired March 19, 2012 download large image (12 MB, JPEG, 6800×8800) acquired March 19, 2012 download GeoTIFF file (95 MB, TIFF) acquired March 19, 2012 download Google Earth file (KMZ) For most of the winter of 2011–2012,…

Alaska On The Rocks

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach From the “weather is not climate” department, the sea ice is in early and thick in Alaska. It makes me shiver just to look at the picture. They had to use an icebreaker to get fuel to Nome. Figure 1. The Bering Sea region in Alaska. Anchorage is at the…

Extremely Dangerous Storm Slicing Towards Alaska

From Live Science An extremely dangerous storm is slicing toward northwestern Alaska and is expected to bring blizzard conditions and hurricane-strength winds to the state’s west coast. The storm, which formed from a mix of air masses over an area of ocean prone to spinning up strong storms, could be bigger than anything ever seen…