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Cryosphere => Arctic sea ice => Topic started by: Espen on August 01, 2019, 02:11:54 PM

Title: All Greenland Fjords could be Sea Ice Free in 2019.
Post by: Espen on August 01, 2019, 02:11:54 PM
The real big difference, in my opinion, to the Sea Ice situation in 2019 compared to especially 2012 and 2016, is the  sea ice around Greenland and particularly in the extreme north of Greenland including Wulff Land, Nares Land, Freuchen Land, Nansen Land, Johannes V. Jensen Land and Peary Land where at least 30 fjords, sounds and bays alone are located.
I expect all of these fjords sounds and bays to be sea ice free by mid-September 2019 and this never happened before in the history of satellite surveillance, and both 2012 and 2016 looks pretty cold compared to 2019 if you ask me, take a look at the animation you may need to click on it to enlarge and play!

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Title: Re: All Greenland Fjords could be Sea Ice Free in 2019.
Post by: binntho on August 01, 2019, 02:20:33 PM
I've been thinking the same thing, those fjords look positively balmy!
Title: Re: All Greenland Fjords could be Sea Ice Free in 2019.
Post by: aslan on August 01, 2019, 03:50:16 PM
And this also means less buttress for ice tongue, and more ocean action.

P.S. : Sorry... Don't believe the spell checker sometimes  :P
Title: Re: All Greenland Fjords could be Sea Ice Free in 2019.
Post by: nanning on August 01, 2019, 05:33:45 PM
Thanks for the inside info Espen :).
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Title: Re: All Greenland Fjords could be Sea Ice Free in 2019.
Post by: be cause on August 01, 2019, 06:04:20 PM
the satellite comparisons are hardly fair .. the 2012 and '16 are taken well after the refreeze has begun .. August 4th both years shows a different picture .

 I'm not disagreeing with the thought .. just the pictures . b.c.


oops .. had been scrolling years rather than days .. but Worldview  show very different conditions in early August . This year is however in a league of it's own ..

Title: Re: All Greenland Fjords could be Sea Ice Free in 2019.
Post by: Espen on August 01, 2019, 07:57:57 PM
Another example of a Fjord being prepared for sea ice removal is the large Independence Fjord about 230 km in length including Hagen Fjord, Danmark Fjord, Jørgen Brønlund Fjord, Astrup Fjord, Sjælland Fjord, Holbæk Bugt and a few more. The images in the animation are from yesterday and today:
Title: Re: All Greenland Fjords could be Sea Ice Free in 2019.
Post by: oren on August 02, 2019, 05:55:00 PM
The one I am most interested in is the bay next to Zachariae Isstrom, which is filled with icebergs from constant calving, but is only cleared of the bergs once every ~2 years in August when the sea ice happens to be gone. The way things have been progressing nearby, it definitely seems 2019 will be one the clearance years.
Title: Re: All Greenland Fjords could be Sea Ice Free in 2019.
Post by: Espen on August 02, 2019, 08:12:53 PM
I believe Zachariae Isstrøm and Jøkelbugt will be cleansed this year almost like this: