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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2019 sea ice area and extent data
« on: February 08, 2019, 05:50:27 AM »
[ADS NIPR VISHOP (JAXA)] Arctic Sea Ice Extent.
February 7th, 2019:
     13,519,007 km2, an increase of only 5,771 km2.
     2019 is 3rd lowest on record.

Thanks, Juan! Really appreciated. Here every night for Geronto's and your updates.

Consequences / Re: Global Surface Air Temperatures
« on: November 01, 2018, 03:49:25 AM »
Maybe not on topic on this thread. But here, anyway:
Oceans 'soaking up more heat than estimated'

Researchers say that the world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years.

Their study suggests that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought.

They say it means the Earth is more sensitive to fossil fuel emissions than estimated.

Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2018
« on: September 12, 2018, 05:06:21 PM »
Trump administration diverted nearly $10 million from FEMA to ICE detention program, according to DHS document

So, they took away $10 million from preparedness and recovery for citizens, from disasters and hurricanes, to cage toddlers and children at the border...

Arctic sea ice / Re: Holy Sh!t: Year-Round Arctic BOE Imminent
« on: August 31, 2018, 05:51:40 AM »
Rod said: "there is enough heat trapped below the surface layer to melt the sea ice pack in "this region [the Beaufort Gyre]" "

Thanks, that makes sense. I had assumed that 'region' meant the whole of the Arctic, but in the context of the rest of the study, you're probably right that she just meant the BG.

But that is a pretty big area.

And combined with what FOOW is saying about Atlantification, that would indeed mean the end of most ice throughout the Arctic, wouldn't it?


Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018 melting season
« on: July 28, 2018, 06:40:33 AM »
I'm fucking blown away.

But how??

I had called it the great spreading, some time ago. I guess, without real volume, it was "fake ice". A little stir, some warm water. And now the moisture / heat. Heck!

I think some also hope there's a new record so that the world springs into action to really tackle the dangers of climate change. I share that hope, but I enough about the Arctic to know when a new record is possible, and when not. Right now, I think it's still open, but it will take some exceptional conditions (records always do).

Since 2012 I've grown rather optimistic for the ice - it may be that, in spite of the downward trend, still weather, negative feedbacks and other conditions make it last a little longer - and I've grown rather pessimistic about the reaction of people and politics. A new record would be just a new record for a lot of people. Back to their wishful thinking sleep two minutes after.

Consequences / Re: 2018 Droughts
« on: June 06, 2018, 04:48:31 AM »
I plan to walk across the Rio Grande next week when I visit family.  ...
My great niece and I walked across the Rio Grande.  Although I found a spot a 20-30 cm deep, my g. niece was never in over her ankles.  (There were pools along the edge that looked like they might be deep.)  I learned that the channel that used to carry most of the Rio Grande during the summer in south central New Mexico is no longer used for that purpose, and I noted it was dry below a permanent weir, holding water for local irrigation.

Yeah! We call it now Rio Poquito  ;)

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018 melting season
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:26:20 AM »
edit: the first movie wouldn't display, changed the output encoding( to mpeg4 - which again doesn't display - at least in my firefox/ubuntu setup. I'll leave it for now in case others can see it - it plays fine locally)

Thanks. I was able to download it. Really clear.

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