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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2020 Sea ice area and extent data
« on: August 06, 2020, 06:10:17 AM »
I am overwhelmed and touched by the generosity of spirit of so many of you.

The fund has reached its goal.

I hope you will see me posting again pretty soon.

Thanks again,

Gerontocrat: Congratulations that you got a new laptop & it is great that you accepted the gift. The ASIF would not be the same without you!

An now, I invite everybody to think on Neven. He has been running this place and the ASIB for 10+ years. I don't know how much it has cost, but I am sure that it has been expensive to develop and maintain.

To donate, you have to go to Neven's ASIB and click on "Support & donate" on the circle on the right side.

Thanks! We are a great team!

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2020 Sea ice area and extent data
« on: August 05, 2020, 07:00:30 PM »
I do not post that much, but I'm here daily checking numbers.
Please, let me know where I can contribute toward a new laptop for Gero. His graphs are so essentials and truly missed.
Thanks everybody for all the work and love you put in this space.

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2020 Sea ice area and extent data
« on: August 05, 2020, 04:59:32 PM »
Hi all, been a lurker here for awhile but thought I could add some area data quickly.  Here is the 1 day and 5 day area totals based off of Nico's site.  These are in millions of sq. km.

Edit:  Updated with headers and more clean data

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2020 Sea ice area and extent data
« on: August 05, 2020, 04:37:51 PM »
My God gerontocrat! That's awful. I wish you have made backups.
Perhaps we from the forum could each give some money for you to buy a (2nd hand?) laptop.

I wish you strength with the sudden hole in your life/routine.
A virtual hug from me.

Arctic sea ice / Re: Latest PIOMAS update (August 2020)
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:35:26 PM »
I've got a slightly different number in the PIOMAS data, so maybe PIOMAS recalculated it, and a day difference, probably because of the leap year?

Don't know if it's better to stick to calender date or to date number; I think with PIOMAS the latter is better, because they don't have december 31st data in leap years...

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: August 04, 2020, 08:08:59 PM »
A nice comparison of 2020 and 2012 cyclones using amsr2 with pressure overlay from Lars Kaleschke on twitter.
Lars Kaleschke @seaice_de
The recent cyclone in the Beaufort Sea was impressive, its central pressure dropped to a minimum of 970 hPa on July 28. This is not a new record. On August 6, 2012, the "great Arctic cyclone" reached a minimum of 964 hPa .

Data JRA-55 & AMSR2

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: August 04, 2020, 06:53:42 PM »
Vietnam says origin of Danang outbreak hard to track as virus cases rise

... Nguyen Thanh Long, the country's health minister, said on Sunday that those infected with the new strain have infected five to six people on average, Reuters reported.

Those infected with the original strain of COVID-19, which arrived in Vietnam in late January, passed it to an average of 1.8 to 2.2 people, he said.

While the strain is new to Vietnam, it has been seen before in Bangladesh, Britain, and Ireland, according to Vietnamese scientists.

There are multiple strains of the novel coronavirus; the original D614 strain was found in Wuhan, China, in December and appeared in Vietnam in January.

Analysis of the virus’s genome sequence found a mutation called ‘D614G’ made the virus more infectious than the original strain, but did not cause more severe disease

See also:,2996.msg279176.html#msg279176

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: August 04, 2020, 06:26:14 PM »
There are a lot of articles about that when you google it (time frame last 24h). I can't say anything about the credibility of those sources since they are all Asian and i'm not familiar with Asian media sources.

Like this one >>

HANOI -- Vietnam is mobilizing to contain the coronavirus in Danang, as the strain detected in the country's tourism hub appears more transmissible than previous versions, health authorities say.

"Results of gene sequencing showed that this is a new strain that entered Vietnam," Nguyen Thanh Long, acting health minister, said Sunday. "Mutation has increased susceptibility, leading to high rates of infection."

Arctic sea ice / Re: Latest PIOMAS update (August 2020)
« on: August 04, 2020, 03:42:24 PM »
I meant just the loss of volume in the region of the CAB. This is considered the hardest ice to melt, so I often focus on it in my analysis. Your numbers are for the total volume loss for all regions.

Edit: in addition, my numbers were for only the 2nd half of July, while yours were for the whole month.

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2020 Sea ice area and extent data
« on: August 04, 2020, 02:14:52 PM »

This means that in terms of ice area NSDIC in the Central Arctic 2020 is in 7th place after 2016, 2012, 2011, 2007, 2017, 2013.

How is it in 7th place?
Meaning that at its current 2243K CAB area 2020 has already passed the minimum area of most years, except these 6, according to NSIDC data.

Talking about current "places" when there's only one entrant still running and all the others have finished seems a bit confusing.  What might be less confusing is to say that 2020 can't finish in lower than 7th place.   

Walking the walk / Re: Gardening
« on: July 11, 2020, 08:43:13 PM »
I harvested wheat today doing everything as they did it thousands of years ago!

cca 3 m2 was used. Used a scythe to harvest it, then manually (hitting it with big sticks) thrashed it, not very effectively, lots of wheat was lost. 0,5 kg wheat is the grand result of lots of work :D

We are going to make bread tomorrow with sourdough. I wanted to show my children from sowing to harvesting to making bread how it really happens. They were surprised how much work and how many processes are involved. I think it  could be an interesting schoolproject for all children

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