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Re: The 2014 Melting Season
« Reply #3500 on: September 22, 2014, 05:45:25 PM »
Rubikscube......great maps of 2014 anomalies from previous years.

Is there something else going on the Atlantic side? Are the SST warmer than you might expect around Svalbard and in the Barents sea or are these the kinds of SST you would expect this time of year? Also, does it seem the sea ice concentration is actually thinning between Svalbard an Franz Josef Land?


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Re: The 2014 Melting Season
« Reply #3501 on: September 22, 2014, 06:21:29 PM »
Rubikscube, it's a work in progress, part of my anticipated steep learning curve since joining the forum on August 17th. In that way, the yearly average one replaces the previous, as the 365 day mean is IMO what we need to look out for. When it shifts again, it will be very dramatic for the remaining ice.

Also, I try to be strict about what is relevant for the melting season and not. The 365 Day Mean is sort of an "anti-season" project from the bottom up, removing the seasons altogether! ;)


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Re: The 2014 Melting Season
« Reply #3502 on: September 23, 2014, 02:13:20 AM »
Thanks, everyone, for all your comments and contributions. We now move to the 2014/2015 freezing season thread.
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