My Summer Arctic Forecast

The western Arctic has the most thick ice it has had since this time in 2007.  This might lead a person to project that there will be minimal reduction in ice extent this summer.

But what happened in 2007? Very strong winds pushed the ice out of the Western Arctic.

So my prediction is “no prediction.”

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13 Responses to My Summer Arctic Forecast

  1. Perhaps it would be safe to say that the weather will again be spectacular this summer at the Summit Camp Golf and Country Club.

    • Andy Oz says:

      Damn. I hope there are still some rooms available at the country club hotel for my tour in July. “Summer at the Summit” ambrose event was a fantastic gig last year.

  2. X says:

    I’m believe we’ll have a good ice extent *IF* the AMO becomes steadily neutral or slightly negative in the coming months, starting now.
    This would create more favorable winds at the NP.

    • John Edmondson says:

      I agree, the AMO is the key to arctic ice extent. Most of the drop began after 1995 when the AMO turned positive. As soon as the AMO turns negative again, as it always does, then the arctic ice extent will recover.

    • The patterns of wind direction in the Arctic appear more closely tied to PDO and ENSO. Most of the old ice was lost between 1988-1996 – during a period of record high ENSO.

      • John Edmondson says:

        You could be right, Steve. One thing is for sure, wind and ocean are much bigger influences than the CO2 in the atmosphere.

  3. Morgan says:

    Made the mistake of watching National Geographic channel tonight, a propaganda episode on a starving polar bear called Ice Bear. This mythical bear can’t find food because all the ice is gone.

    Now have to boycott Nat Geo as paid shills of the AGW industry.

    • Gail Combs says:

      GEE, and I just finished a novel where the bear was snacking on greenie hikers. The bear manged to polish off at least four before getting knocked off by a woman hunting guide with a rifle.

      No bear is going to starve to death. Polar bears did just fine through the EEmian which was warmer than the Holocene.

  4. Lance says:

    my prediction is that in or around June 21, the sun won’t set in the Arctic, and that there will be temperatures..

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