Arctic Ice Outlook

Early indications are that this summer will be quite different from the last two. 2009 and 2010 both had persistently above normal temperatures in much of Canada, which led to early melt in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

http://wxmaps.org/pix/temp2.html

Summer 2011 will start with considerably more multi-year ice than any of the last three years, and temperatures will probably be cooler. Romm may have to work very hard this summer to spin his cataclysmic message of “hope.”

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10 Responses to Arctic Ice Outlook

  1. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:
  2. AndyW says:

    I seem to recall certain people going on about last year having more multi year ice as well and that the ice extent would increase .. and then were wrong.

    What’s your guess for minima extent this year?

    I guess from your post that you think the ice will be slow to melt come Spring, we shall have to wait and see.

    How are extents at the moment by the way? Antarctic as well??

    😉

    Andy

  3. Blade says:

    Early predictions November 2010 at WUWT …

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/11/23/joe-bastardis-2011-arctic-sea-ice-prediction/

    JB went on record for 5.5 km^2.

  4. Kevin says:

    “…and Chukchi Seas.”

    Why does this sentence make me want to eat pizza at a kid’s restaurant?

  5. Nightvid Cole says:

    Cold temperatures far away from the Arctic Ocean should have no effect, unless there is some as-yet-unknown nonlocal thermal conduction effect which there is absolutely no evidence of (but if proven would certainly earn its discoverer a Nobel prize in phyisics!!)

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