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Policy and solutions / Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
« on: January 18, 2020, 11:12:19 AM »
my result appears as an almost perfect circle .. I am perfectly abnormal .. :)  b.c.

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  doom ? .. a backward mood .. b.c.

 p.s. .. Holland is the very first option offered by Google when I type 'Belfast to ... ' :)  .. I know the Netherlanders .. they all want to go dutch ..

pps .. a trace of frost this morning .. to lighten the mood .

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I remember Leewauden in 1992 ( i think ) @ the end of Jan. .. everyone was complaining .. no snow , no ice . Been somewhere in Holland 6 Januaries since . No snow , no ice .. b.c.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
« on: January 16, 2020, 05:16:26 PM »
lovely how the truth is short , sweet and beautiful . ( Always :)  ) . b.c.

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As the Netherlands has the most tornadoes per land area in the world , Nanning should expect the unexpected . Me too .. as the UK comes second . b.c.

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Arctic background / Re: Baltic Images
« on: January 15, 2020, 12:14:04 PM »
Jakarta to Jaata .. by kart ? b.c.

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cheap money borrowed from the future was not a concept until recently . Now it is a $270 trillion reality . b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: January 08, 2020, 02:31:14 AM »
thanks again , Uniquorn . b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: January 07, 2020, 11:01:12 PM »
I cribbed this Worldview set-up from Uniquorn's, in the Megacrack thread. Then I zoomed in on the ice east of Barrow. From this view of four days ago to today, this "Brightness Temperature" band is so cool I think it's of general interest. In case folks didn't know Worldview allows us to see in the dark this way. It's obscured by atmospheric conditions like an optical image (only worse -- through a stein of beer, darkly), but the clearings tell thrilling tales of ice dynamics:

https://go.nasa.gov/39PbQGg

a perfect opportunity to remind folk that this Worldview is the perfect medium for looking at previous winters . For a true Megacrack go back to Valentine's day 2018 . The following 2 weeks are compulsive viewing .. b.c.

ps .. please don't all but the shit dumper's jump ship .. there is a long way to go to the melting season .

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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: January 07, 2020, 10:44:58 PM »
it's been a fun ride for those who approached Tesla's shares with optimism . The short-sellers have gone south ? I bet $469 will look like a bargain down that road to nowhere soon . bs from b.c. :)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: January 07, 2020, 10:37:29 PM »
thanks Uniquorn .. looks like the whole Arctic is as directionless this season as Polarstern's buoys . Very different to recent years and poles apart from last year's charge from Siberia toward Fram . b.c.

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The rest / Re: Brexit...
« on: December 25, 2019, 07:19:09 PM »
rural N.I. has declared the end of European protection and policing of the environment . Plastic is burning merrily on farms and businesses all around . I am struggling to breath even after midnight . Fires smoulder for days on end . This has not happened over the last 40 years but has become the norm this month . b.c.

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Consequences / Re: Heatwaves
« on: December 19, 2019, 12:54:22 PM »
glad I'm not an Aussie ..with beard and 'tash these days my experience would be akin to waterboarding ..b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: December 18, 2019, 02:23:00 AM »
So GMT is the analogue and all the rest digital ?  b.c.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Biomass issues
« on: December 17, 2019, 09:34:34 PM »
hard to beat growing hemp and then locking all that lovely carbon away in low cost building materials with natural insulation properties built in . It seems a no-brainer  . b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: December 17, 2019, 09:12:59 PM »
Something new is always happening .. :) .. this ridging would allow greater melt especially in sunny summers like 2019 .. 24/7 sun went on for days last June . Scale makes observation difficult , but watching the melt occur around some of the ice covered Russian islands , it was clear that melt was very active where the slope was steep .. as it would be in the micro-scale of ice ridges and 'hummocks' .. b.c.
 

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Policy and solutions / Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« on: December 15, 2019, 08:53:00 PM »
 ^^ a speech probably welcomed by our new PM who enjoys being funded by his friend Nigel Lawson and the Global Warming Policy Foundation , professional climate change deniers .. b.c.

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The rest / Re: Brexit...
« on: December 13, 2019, 08:58:36 AM »
sadly now we have 10 years of Boris selling Britain by the Dollar to come .. aagh ..

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Arctic sea ice / Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« on: December 07, 2019, 06:02:40 PM »
thank God I'm not a humanist .. b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« on: December 01, 2019, 10:27:18 AM »
anyone saying otherwise could not be considered a 'climate expert' .  b.c.

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The forum / Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« on: November 30, 2019, 10:44:05 AM »
  Hilarious !

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The rest / Re: The problem of social media
« on: November 27, 2019, 04:53:47 PM »
it'snot humN NATURE .. IT IS INHUMAN NURTURE  .. B.C.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« on: November 22, 2019, 03:09:56 AM »
  ^^ the truth is out ..

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Policy and solutions / Re: Policy and solutions in the Netherlands
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:08:34 PM »
One hell of a lot of emissions needed to go 'emission free' .. b.c.

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Consequences / Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« on: November 14, 2019, 02:05:31 AM »
 lol .. worth your 400th like :) .

I was stood there 47 1/2 years ago , surrounded by other school boys and a lot of pigeons . The last day of my one and only cruise . mmmmmmmy day cycling the empty streets and roads of Rhodes was my highlight . b.c. :)

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Permafrost / Re: Northern Hemisphere Winter 2019-2020 Snowcover / Misc Obs
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:28:13 AM »
  an early freeze would reduce snowfall in the vicinity by killing lake effect snow .. b.c.

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Consequences / Re: Floods
« on: November 08, 2019, 12:12:36 PM »
The river Don floods again . Looks like the 2nd 1 in 500 year flood in 14 years is happening ATM . Flash flooding in Doncaster , Sheffield etc. may be followed by major floods downstream when the run off reaches Hull , where 10's of thousands of houses were flooded last time . b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: When will the Arctic Go Ice Free?
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:16:54 AM »
it even looks bad upside down , with or without glasses . N'ice . b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:04:50 AM »
.. and we can read anyone's posts anyway .. your posts ARE your personal channel .. :)   b.c.

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The rest / Re: Brexit...
« on: November 02, 2019, 09:55:09 AM »
in June 2016 I reported that the local smugglers were diversifying .. people were to be the new cargo . I raised this elsewhere too , but authorities totally ignored my reports . The Hughes bros. ( currently in hiding ) were exactly the type of opportunists I was concerned about . It is sad that 39 people had to die for the obvious threat to be recognised .  b.c.
 

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I'm glad I was 9 before I learned of metric . How boring it is compared with the challenges of Imperial measures . Not knowing inches or ounces , furlongs or hundredweights .. how to understand Shakespeare ?   Indeed , Brexit is a rebellion in defence of the pint and the pound as much as it is a political farce . b.c.

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give him an inch and he'll take a mile .. b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: October 26, 2019, 12:50:13 AM »
                                Oh Buoy !

  Help needed with information overload .. MOSAiC news ..

  b.c.

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The rest / Re: Brexit...
« on: October 23, 2019, 11:05:29 AM »
Locally all the talk is of smuggling opportunities . Sadly a local man has been arrested for smuggling a cargo of people from Bulgaria via Ireland into the UK .. all dead on arrival .

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Arctic sea ice / Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« on: October 22, 2019, 12:04:35 PM »
I thought this was a remarkably storm free autumn/fall in the Arctic basin compared to recent years . b.c.

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Consequences / Re: Worst consequence of AGW
« on: October 21, 2019, 12:26:59 PM »
so those with all the money have taken another $19 trillion out of the pockets of our children .. krazy b.c.

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:38:01 AM »
Guess the rain is warm .. get out and enjoy it Tor .. b.c. :)

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Antarctica / Re: Where is D-26 headed?
« on: October 17, 2019, 05:55:31 PM »
any chance it's bigger looking underwater ? The invisible meeting subsurface may have been even more dramatic .. .
 It looks like it got free . got stuck , pivoted as it was being blown out of the way , broke free and crashed .. not the most dignified record of a journey that may already be over . b.c.

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In la la land the snow falls thick as ice cream off a lolly stick
and every year an ice age starts , denied again by some old farts

while forecasts come and forecasts go , we only mention those with snow
all the others we ignore 'cause sunshine's such an effing bore.


 



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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 13, 2019, 08:12:40 PM »
Republican Hurricanes are obviously stronger than Democratic ones , esp. when it comes to landfall in the good ol' you ass of A . b.c.

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so if the warming doesn't get you , bbr's snow most certainly will . Just chill .. b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: When will the Arctic Go Ice Free?
« on: October 11, 2019, 11:00:36 PM »
cheers Gerontocrat .. though your post could be lost here .. it deserves attention. Reminiscent of the great global warming hiatus 1998 - 2012 . I agree with your disagreement .   b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 10, 2019, 09:54:34 AM »
indeed .. Lorenzo died over Ireland . But .. it had been expected to head Greenland way . It didn't , but it's warmth and moisture mostly did , joining and strengthening the storm that did provide the wind and warmth we have now seen the results of around Svalbard .
  the shape of the ice pack being seen in the 2m anomaly is becoming routine this time of year .. look back a year in the forecasts , it almost couldn't be otherwise  ... b.c.
 

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:24:01 AM »
 I am certain that anything like the GAC would have halved the final numbers this year . Mosaic news reply 87 .. A-team SMOS runs show how little ice was left over 50cm thick . With a little bit of stirring almost any time in the late summer and the 50cm SMOS line could easily have been the minimum extent/area line .
 It was very much 'can sunny anti-cyclonic weather all summer melt all the ice' ?  Not yet . But scarily close . We are not so much 4,000,000 sq kms away from ice free . We are 50 cms away ! .. b.c.
 

 


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Arctic sea ice / Re: MOSAiC news
« on: October 04, 2019, 06:42:27 PM »
'I hope there will still be a floe for them to attach to come the fall ' .. my thoughts when this expedition was reported in the 'what's new thread back in June . Seems my concerns are being realized . I really wish every success to everyone involved ; in the Arctic , elsewhere and of course here on ASIF .. and it is a joy to once again welcome A-team back among us .

  .. still free b.c.  :)
 

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 03, 2019, 06:00:39 PM »
The trouble with the ignore button is that I'd rather not remove your or anyone elses posts from my potential viewing . Everyone has something worthwhile to bring at least occasionally ..
  As I'm up in court for sentencing tomorrow for giving free grass to a number of people with serious medical needs I may not be here for the next 6 months (or even 7 years) .. I am considered a 'persistent offender' having 8 previous convictions for 36 similar offences . These will be taken into account .
       just b.c. :)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 03, 2019, 02:15:04 PM »
Free(grr)ass   .. gaining more knowledge can be done by reading the past .. your lack of knowledge could be overcome readily . AMOC and Svalbard's ghost hotspot have been frequent topics of discussion .
nothing new has been added to the debate in several years .. just new posters repeating .
 I usually avoid this thread now .. after multiple visits daily since 2013  . Thank you ! As you well know I cannot afford your continual delivery of self-loading mp4's .

 Lorenzo has dropped by (N. Ireland ) .. wind and rain steadily increasing . A lot of L's energy is heading toward the Arctic , mostly via Greenland . Temps are forecast to briefly reach >0'C at the pole in a few days.
  Those last few days record low ice days from  2007 look like being replaced by 2019 later this month .
b.c.
 

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: September 28, 2019, 12:14:37 AM »
Not happy seeing Lorenzo possibly tracking towards Ireland . We seem to be getting more than our share of post-tropical depressions of late . This could be the season's nasty one . b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: September 27, 2019, 09:38:06 AM »
having watched the UK parliament recently , our prime sinister could learn @ decorum from this forum .. :) .. b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Off Topic
« on: September 25, 2019, 01:46:24 PM »
how can the ice which formed during the last winter/spring be called multi-year ice before it is even 12 months old ? Most of the ice surviving atm fits this description . Ice undre 2 years old is also not multi-year  . Multi is usually understood to mean many . 1 and 2 are not usually considered to be many
  There is of course older ice which we can all agree is multi-year .. but it forms a small proportion of the ice currently remaining . .. b.c.

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