Alien Attack On Arctic Ice Continues

 

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19 Responses to Alien Attack On Arctic Ice Continues

  1. Tony H says:

    Nasa’s ice maps appear to be fraudulent if one checks other sources such as this one. http://bulletin.mercator-ocean.fr/html/produits/bestproduct/welcome_en.jsp?zone=arc There are sailboat expeditions trying to go through the Northwest passage that are having a hard time getting through. Also the Chukchi sea shows little ice on the NASA map compared to other sites.

  2. Andy DC says:

    I predict that by 2030, aliens will have taken over the entire planet and will be raising humans for food. Can anyone prove that I am wrong?

    • Glacierman says:

      If this trend continues, it may be worse than we thought and all humans will be food much quicker than predicted by the models.

      Isn’t post-normal science easy? Wheres my grant?

  3. papiertigre says:

    It’s like their satellite is programmed to balk if the ice content isn’t cooperating with the story.

  4. Whatever says:

    If anyone wants to get a very clear view of how the Arctic has changed over the past 30-odd years, watch this video between 14:00 and 16:15. It is a collaboration between NSDIC and NOAA using a time-lapse series of satellite images. The entire video is excellent, but the time-lapse series is a real eye opener. http://davidappell.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/probability-of-new-arctic-ice-record-72.html

    • Me says:

      BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAaaaaaa! yeah Whatever….

      • Whatever says:

        Too bad that they didn’t have time-lapse satellite images back then.

      • papiertigre says:

        Why isn’t there any 10 year ice? Or 20 year ice? I mean right at the beginning of Francis’ video.

        Passive microwave satellites. You know they didn’t have them until 1987?
        Here’s the wiki;

        The SSM/I has been operating almost continuously on Block 5D-2 flights F8-F15 (not F9) since June 1987. Concerns about the radiometer’s performance over the full range of space environmental conditions led to the F8 instrument being switched off in early December 1987 to avoid overheating. The 85 GHz vertical polarization channel failed to switch on in January 1988. Analysis showed inadequate thermal shielding of the sensor’s radiometers due to excessive heating at perihelion. The 85 GHz horizontal polarization subsequently had a large increase in radiometric errors and was switched off in summer 1988.
        The launch of the next SSM/I, on board the F10 satellite, took place on 1 December 1990, but was not fully successful. The explosion of the booster rocket left the F10 in an elliptical orbit. The incidence angle of the F10 SSM/I boresight would vary in relation to the Earth throughout each orbit and this also altered the surface area of the Earth viewed by the radiometer. The deviations in the incidence angle of up to 1.4° were quite large and would alter the responses of several geophysical algorithms if not taken into consideration. Further, related changes in the swath width from a minimum of 1226 km at perigee to 1427 km at apogee altered the amounts of radiation viewed by the F10 SSM/I radiometers. The non-circular orbit also caused slight precession of the equatorial crossing time of the F10 by 50 seconds per week.
        The F12 imager had a delayed launch date (the spacecraft was out of the DMSP build sequence) due to a faulty SSM/I. The extra time and costs taken to rectify the problem did not, however, help.

        Lots of problems. Big time gaps in coverage. Problems aligning successive satellites.

        You know, they make such a big deal of insisting on using the same set of falling apart satellites for the ice extent maps. Why don’t they use that same care with this multi-year time lapse?

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