Stick A Fork In It

For the second day in a row, there has been essentially no change in Arctic sea ice. Red shows loss since yesterday, green shows gain.

ScreenHunter_2326 Aug. 26 19.23

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12 Responses to Stick A Fork In It

  1. Billy Liar says:

    Jim Hunt will be along shortly to quibble over numbers … he doesn’t think pictures are worth a thousand words.

  2. tom0mason says:

    I wonder if the idiots with more money than sense are feeling the cold yet as they stupidly attempted to cross these freezing Arctic waters. Will they contemplate that now they have learned that the Arctic has not defrosted, if so I hope they spread the message.

    • EW3 says:

      This looks to be a bad year for people trying to go through the Northwest Passage.

      Haven’t heard anything about rowers, kayakers, mushers etc who do it as a global warming stunt. The lone kayaker gave up about 2 weeks ago, never getting very far.

      There are a few motor and sailing vessels, but many have given up already.
      The few that are left are getting an assist from Canadian icebreakers. But even that won’t help if we have indeed hot ice minimum as the freeze up will be starting very soon.

      • Douglas Pohl says:

        Do you really think they are in the Arctic for a quick recreational NW Passage… unless you are a serious marine person you would not appreciate their interest or attempt… and like most open events without a registration or authorization there are those who show up who are there just to say they made the unofficial attendance roll call… but had pressing matters to attend and had to get back home… lol

        Some see lemons while other turn it into lemonade and had a good time…

  3. Andy DC says:

    Looks like if anything, a slight gain!

  4. Mike says:

    The question: Will winter ice be greater this year than last year’s.

  5. Crashex says:

    The sun is setting ~79N Lat and is too low in the sky at the higher Lat to provide much insolation. Attenuation through the atmosphere and clouds reduce the waning energy input to levels matching the radiation output. New snow is falling around the cyclone in the Laptev that’s cooling the open water areas and giving the remaining ice a bright reflective coating. The temps on Greenland are plummeting as the summit is cooled by 6-8 hours of radiating to the night sky. The cold air is flowing north and, at -4 to -5 C, will be forming new ice on any open water. Fresh snow on Baffin and the NE section of the Archipelago is going to promote cold temperatures. This week or next is the expected start for new ice to be forming in the Archipelago. There is going to be more ice there this year than last year; about twice as much. The 2014 minimum is very close.

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