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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: Today at 06:32:29 AM »
IJIS:

5,136,708 km2(August 16, 2017)down 66,916 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 16, 2017, 05:28:20 AM »
IJIS:

5,203,624 km2(August 15, 2017)down 70,052 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 15, 2017, 05:28:12 AM »
IJIS:

5,273,676 km2(August 14, 2017)down 48,604 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 14, 2017, 05:26:43 AM »
IJIS:

5,322,280 km2(August 13, 2017)down 74,770 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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I apologize for the terrible resolution, but in my opinion better than nothing, showing the movement of sea ice in the bay, quite limited but after many months of total immobility.

The flow of debris from Zachariae Isstrøm will probably increase during next 3 - 4 weeks, and 2017 could be one of the rare years when all the fast sea ice at Belgica Bank will leave the area as it did in the beginning of this century and what I believe started the extreme activity at Zachariae Isstrøm during the last 15 years.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 13, 2017, 04:15:58 PM »
IJIS:

5,397,050 km2(August 12, 2017)and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Forget That Big Iceberg--A Smaller One in the Arctic Is More Troubling

The iceberg itself is not particularly notable, according to Dyke. But it could lead to an expansion of major cracks upstream in the ice shelf, causing it to break up more quickly. Most troubling to researchers is a crack at the center of the shelf. It's an unusual place for cracks to form, and it could connect to separate cracks forming at the sides.

I dont understand the fuss about the crack in the center of the glacier, that was seen as early as 1987 and nothing special happened until 2010?
But I agree with Andreas M. what happens underneath the glacier is worrying.


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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 11, 2017, 05:36:05 AM »
IJIS:

5,535,934 km2(August 10, 2017)down 53,314 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 10, 2017, 05:36:25 AM »
IJIS:

5,589,248 km2(August 9, 2017)down 79,110 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 09, 2017, 05:24:34 AM »
IJIS:

5,668,358 km2(August 8, 2017)down 136,310 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 08, 2017, 05:35:08 AM »
IJIS:

5,804,668 km2(August 7, 2017)down 104,556 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 07, 2017, 06:15:04 PM »
IJIS:

5,909,224 km2(August 6, 2017)down 52,473 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 06, 2017, 10:44:05 AM »
IJIS:

5,961,697 km2(August 5, 2017)down 80,217 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:17:44 AM »
IJIS:

6,041,914 km2(August 4, 2017)down 138,498 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Far north at 82,26 N we have J. P. Koch Fjord and in the bottom of this fjord (length aprox. 120 km) we find Henson Gletscher (width 2,5 km). On July 27 2017 (cloudy) Henson Gletscher produced a 2 km2 calf:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 04, 2017, 09:33:16 AM »
IJIS:

6,180,412 km2(August 3, 2017)down 78,523 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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A very interesting break up of old ice is taken place in the mouth of Independence Fjord, if that piece ice takes of into Wandel Sea, Prinsesse Margrethe Ø will be released from sea ice for the first time in several years ( 6 - 7 years if my memory is correct):

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 03, 2017, 09:32:14 AM »
IJIS:

6,258,935 km2(August 2, 2017)down 90,020 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 02, 2017, 09:44:58 AM »
IJIS:

6,348,955 km2(August 1, 2017)down 95,823 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: August 01, 2017, 10:41:35 AM »
IJIS:

6,444,778 km2(July 31, 2017)down 51,290 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 31, 2017, 09:11:47 AM »
IJIS:

6,496,068 km2(July 30, 2017)and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Nansen Gletscher - Another glacier in Melville Bay / Baffin Bay area that is worth reporting from.
As you you can see from the animation below this glacier is very active too, and it still looks pretty potent if you ask me?

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A very large and one of the largest calving seen / followed in this part of North West Greenland (Baffin Sea / Melville Bay), the area (red color) that is going to leave the ice sheet is the part where Steenstrup Gletscher and Kjer Gletscher joins together for the time being, the area is measured to aprox. 5 - 6 km2. The whole area of Melville Bay is extremely active calving and retreat wise these years, and maybe it is only a coincidence, not very far from here you will find Camp Century?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 28, 2017, 08:29:17 AM »
IJIS:

6,770,879 km2(July 27, 2017)down 87,733 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Belgrave Gletscher to the rigth of the calf is the main culprit to these calvings at the Strarboard side of the Petermann Gletscher, they happen almost every year, so we are not talking abour climate changes this time around.

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As Tor reported yesterday- we here see the result of the minor (relative to Petermann) calving that happened on July 25 2017:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 27, 2017, 11:03:57 AM »
IJIS:

6,858,612 km2(July 26, 2017)down 85,152 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 26, 2017, 09:55:03 AM »
IJIS:

6,943,764 km2
(July 25, 2017)down 60,918 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 25, 2017, 08:26:12 AM »
IJIS:

7,004,682 km2(July 24, 2017)down 44,664 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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But adding up to what we have seen until now, I do not expect a calving at Petermann this year, maybe a small piece will leave the glacier up front at starboard side.

I think I answered that a while ago.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: July 24, 2017, 09:54:55 PM »
In some languages we have many words for snow and ice, but in others we dont!

Many word related to ice and snow originates from other languages than (Am) English.

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I believe there will be no substantiel calving this calender year.

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Now that the Superstars of the Glacier Stage are more or less inactive, we still have action in the Kjer Gletscher and Steenstrup Gletscher region. Within the latest 10 days massive calving events happened and the whole area is being reshaped, the separation between the 2 glaciers is almost complete now and will probably be a fact during this melting season. The newly released island Trekanten is still keeping the triangle shape:

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: July 24, 2017, 09:46:36 AM »
Here is an example of fast ice in Kane Basin, attached to the Humboldt Glacier front. It has been subjected to above-zero temps for a long while, and the effects are showing - breakage, melt ponds, draining of ponds, more breakage. The high temps couldn't melt it all yet, though it's quite certain it will disappear by the time the melting season ends.
The animation runs from May 16th to July 21st, skipping 3-5 days at a time except at crucial points or where clouds prevent it. Please forgive the very crude date labels.

Oren , that is not fast ice it is ordinary sea ice.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:40:54 AM »
IJIS:

7,049,346 km2(July 23, 2017)down 9,685 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: July 23, 2017, 08:27:31 PM »
There is no fast ice in the that area you need to go a bit further north to Hunt Fjord to find real fast ice, fast ice is a rare commodity in Greenland today and can only be found in very few places and Hunt Fjord is where you find almost all of it.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:51:10 AM »
IJIS:

7,059,031 km2(July 22, 2017)down 41,377 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 22, 2017, 09:15:26 AM »
IJIS:

7,100,408 km2(July 21, 2017)down 93,661 km2 and 2nd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 21, 2017, 09:47:31 AM »
IJIS:

7,194,069 km2(July 20, 2017)down 96,509 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 20, 2017, 09:47:01 AM »
IJIS:

7,290,578 km2(July 19, 2017)down 86,899 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:47:12 AM »
IJIS:

7,377,477 km2(July 18, 2017)down 101,850 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 18, 2017, 06:09:56 AM »
IJIS:

7,479,327 km2(July 17, 2017)down 110,905 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:16:51 AM »
IJIS:

7,590,232 km2(July 16, 2017)down 83,771  km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Nuussuup Sermia - North West Greenland
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:55:47 AM »
Nuusuup Sermia is a tidewater glacier north west of Nansen Gletscher

This calf (indicated with a C) is the thickest I have come across in my studies of several glaciers in Greenland, the size of the tilted calf is approximately 1,000 meters by 700 meters, and I suspect the thickness of this glacier to be around 1000 meters:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:16:11 AM »
IJIS:

7,674,003 km2(July 15, 2017)down 121,129 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 15, 2017, 08:16:56 AM »
IJIS:

7,795,132 km2(July 14, 2017)down 131,187 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:27:59 AM »
IJIS:

7,926,319 km2(July 13, 2017)down 112,911 km2 and 6th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 13, 2017, 06:15:38 AM »
IJIS:

8,039,230 km2(July 12, 2017)down 121,006 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:34:19 AM »
IJIS:

8,160,236 km2
(July 11, 2017)down 108,524 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 11, 2017, 05:33:00 AM »
IJIS:

8,268,760 km2(July 10, 2017)down 75,279 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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