Romm Still Thinks Quebec Is In The Arctic

Actually, extent is higher than 2006 and tied with 2005 – which were the two years with the highest summer minimums in the DMI record.

http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php

 

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6 Responses to Romm Still Thinks Quebec Is In The Arctic

  1. suyts says:

    Given last year, they’re going to try it again?

    • Latitude says:

      and both of those years went on to be summer all time highs..

      ..this is really a stupid thing to look at anyway

      The extremes are dominated by weather….
      …what we should really look at is the middle of May and the middle of Dec
      and at both of those times, you can’t tell the difference

      • Dave N says:

        Not to mention that it’s an extremely small time scale in terms of global climate. Let’s see a plot of something like 200 years for mid-May and mid-December so that we have at least a close to equivalent period of low-industrial versus modern industrial.

        Yes, I am aware that we don’t have sat records for that long.. I’m just making a point 🙂

  2. Anything is possible says:

    According to IJIS, where I prefer to get my sea ice extent data, the extent is running just 251,000 km2 below the maximum of 8th. March.

    Given that, just last year, extent increased by 222,000 km2 between 23rd. and 31st. March, it is not inconceivable (not saying it’s likely) that the March 8th. figure could yet be exceeded given the right weather conditions.

    The NSIDC made themselves somewhat stupid by calling last years minimum extent BEFORE the end of the melt season…

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2010/092710.html

    …. so I fail to see why they could not have waited 2 or 3 weeks, just to make certain they didn’t get caught with their metaphorical trousers down again.

    Less haste, more accuracy please.

    Julienne?

  3. Andy Weiss says:

    Everything appears so tightly clustered on the chart that little can be concluded. Perhaps a little less ice in Quebec due to last winter’s warmcold, which is totally unimportant in the greater scheme of things.

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