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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: Greenland 2017 melt season
« Last post by Coffee Drinker on Today at 01:28:39 AM »
It's devastating for the local wildlife. Tundra grows very slowly.
I would think it's a normal part of nature there.

Someone must have caused the fire. Maybe some locals camping and not being careful enough. Wouldn't call that natural.
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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« Last post by AbruptSLR on Today at 01:20:36 AM »
According to Bannon, when he gets to Breitbart he will be attacking "globalists" both inside and outside the White House in order to 'help' Trump by helping to destroy both establishment Republicans and Democrats:

Title: "Bannon Says He's `Going to War for Trump' After White House Exit"

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/bannon-says-hes-going-to-war-for-trump-after-white-house-exit/ar-AAqj5k2?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Extract: "“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents -- on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bannon said Friday in an interview with Bloomberg News hours after his departure was announced."
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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: Greenland 2017 melt season
« Last post by Coffee Drinker on Today at 01:15:33 AM »
Fryer glacier frost period started a few days ago. Also visible on the webcam is all the snow that seems to have survived the summer and new snow on the surrounding hills.

The webcam is at 870m above sea level.

https://www.foto-webcam.eu/webcam/freya1/
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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017 melting season
« Last post by Sterks on Today at 12:59:10 AM »
In 20 days tops, this is over.

This ... being the melting season? So you predict the minimum at September 7 or earlier? It would surprise me if it were quite that early, but we'll see.
Based on what ECMWF, I am inclined to believe so, if the strong dipole pulling air from Laptev and oriented towards the CAA comes to happen. It would be a nice compacting event in 5-7 days from now.
I don't think there is momentum to melt much more of the ESS arm but there may be some compacting there too.
And before all that the Beaufort vestige and the NWP ice will lose ice.
Loses before Sep guaranteed.
But then... Everything seems compacted toward high latitudes (except the arm that wont melt, if so very slowly).
I may well be very wrong or missing much.
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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017 melting season
« Last post by Neven on Today at 12:58:25 AM »
Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

 ;)

Very nice, A-Team!
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Arctic sea ice / Re: Latest PIOMAS update (August mid monthly update)
« Last post by Neven on Today at 12:50:44 AM »
Thanks, Wip. A fascinating melting season. Looking at the comparison maps:

the thickest ice is on Atlantic side.

Indeed.
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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017 melting season
« Last post by oren on Today at 12:50:10 AM »
Wonderful animation A-Team (ditto for many of your other graphics and animations...)
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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017 melting season
« Last post by A-Team on Today at 12:46:23 AM »
propose theory that the feature shows up in the Laptev side because that's where deep (under the halocline) warm Atlantic water current makes a U-turn.
The kaleidoscopic animation below looks for the 80º/120º polynya during the first 15 days of August for the six years 2012-2017. Here 2017 is outlined in yellow and earlier years go CW (ie with 2016 to 2017's right and 2012 to its left.) UH AMSR2 began serving on 01 Aug 2012 so it's not feasible to back go further.

The 6.25 km resolution is shown. Using the 3.125 version, UH really is calling the center of the polynya as open water, not just real low sea ice concentration (lower two images). The far left color tile (darkest blue) on their palette matches known expanses of open water, as it should.

A case could be made that 2012 and perhaps 2013 had a persistent polynya in a fairly similar place to 2017's. However there's little support for the polynya occurring every year, which restricts the space of possible explanations.
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Scientists be aware of what you write in your reports, Steensby Gletscher is a good example:
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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« Last post by AbruptSLR on Today at 12:02:57 AM »
Now that we know that Bannon will be returning to Breitbart, the linked Salon article gives us some idea of his plan to rebrand the alt-right movement as a "… thinking man's Nazi movement":

Title: "Welcome to the Breitbart era: Steve Bannon’s former site is the new monarch of right-wing media"

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/18/welcome-to-the-breitbart-era-steve-bannons-former-site-is-the-new-monarch-of-right-wing-media/

Extract: "When Bannon was the publisher of Breitbart News he oversaw the publication of the manifesto for what Taibbi describes as the” snooty, college-based wing of the racialist right Bannon leads … the thinking man’s Nazi movement” called  “The Establishment Conservative’s Guide to the Alt-Right.” Bannon knows which side his swastika is buttered on. Insulting the “low-IQ thugs” of the neo-fascist right may best be seen as his own version of Bill Clinton’s Sistah Souljah moment."
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