May Arctic Ice Extent Continues It’s Decade Long Increase

ScreenHunter_05 Jun. 05 22.17

ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/May/N_05_area.txt

Arctic ice extent is greater now than it was on this date in 1989. The Sun is highest in the sky in June, so this is the most important month for Arctic ice – as it has peak effect on the SW radiative balance.

Climate morons like to focus on the autumn equinox, when the Sun has already set at the North Pole.

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13 Responses to May Arctic Ice Extent Continues It’s Decade Long Increase

  1. Because there is something of a lag it’s not moronic to look at that data at that time period. It’s perhaps moronic to focus on that time period and ignore the rest of the data.

    • Huh?

      There is no sun at the North Pole in September. September ice extent has almost no effect on the SW radiative balance.

      • Why do the best months for skiing lag the actual winter calendar months?

        • Stewart Pid says:

          I’m not sure I get your point but as a skier of over 50 years it is because it takes a while (ie a bunch of snow storms) to build up a base. What does that have to do with sea ice? To some extent it seems like you are asking why skiing is better after it snows. Further, where I ski (Fernie BC) the best powder is in Jan & Feb when the dumps are the deepest, most frequent and the snow is dry, light and fluffy … again I don’t get your point / relevance!

  2. Chewer says:

    And on the other side of the globe we find a bit of ice fog:)

    http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/89799.html

  3. T.O.O. says:

    Steve,
    So you are saying that 2013′s May extent is even less than 2012′s? Whoa.

    • Yeah, last year extent was on the 30 year average and this year is basically the same. We’re all going to die! ;-)

    • miked1947 says:

      TOO:
      The ice extent all depends on whose fairy tale you read. Each group has a different Al-Gore-Rhythm to provide the BEST available “Results”. GIGO is a wonderful thing! ;)

      • T.O.O. says:

        miked1947,
        A new satellite instrument has just come out that has reduced pixel size down from 25 square kilometres to 3.675 square kilometres. That will significantly improve the signal and help to resolve your confusion.

        • Although every time measurement have got better, alarmists have become more despondent. That’s probably why the focus has moved from data to surveys about expert opinion.

        • miked1947 says:

          TOO:
          I am not confused. As Will says, every time they send up a new satellite they improve the resolution. From time to time they “Improve” the Al-Gore-Rhythm they use to evaluate the Pictures they take with the satellite equipment. You can not compare records from 1979 to those today and you will not be able to compare those today with those in ten years. As I said GIGO is such a wonderful thing for those that believe the fairy tales NSIDC and other groups are telling about global ice conditions.

        • miked1947 says:

          Will:
          They only thought they had “Data”. When they realized they were basing their arguments on faulty computer model outputs they had to shift the focus to the Consensus that does not exist and their faulty evaluation of “Expert Opinion”. ;) AKA Cook et al

  4. Jct: Green Party Climate critic Adriana Magnutto-Hamu says all that extra ice over the past 10 years is the result of continued rising temperatures and I bet her $100 the rise broke off 15 years ago. She hasn’t paid off yet. If next year has more ice, she’ll be even tougher to convince.

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