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Antarctica / Re: Thwaites Glacier Discussion
« on: February 02, 2019, 06:04:57 PM »
In addition to the posting I have just made and in addition to my post from yesterday I have to report that a further new crack in the fast ice / ice mélange of Thwaites has developed yesterday.
See attached image.
Colour code: orange is the crack I have just mentioned, yellowish green is the crack I reported of yesterday and the new crack which connects both cracks is painted in pale magenta.
It seems that the whole thing is about to collapse.

Hi, I rarely post and am not sure how skilled I am at linking, but the tongue did fracture along your yellow and pink line back in 2016

https://go.nasa.gov/2S6IUoa

However, the fractured ice really didn't have a means of exiting the area due to the large block/iceberg/grounded ice north of the yellow line.  It does seem like that block has slowly ground it's way westward which may be making it easier for fractured ice on the east side of the tongue to flow out of the area. 

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« on: August 27, 2018, 11:12:09 AM »
Ward Hunt Ice Shelf on Ellsemere Island has collapsed in last few days
Obliterated may be a better description.

These claims are just plain wrong.
You just post some recent satellite picture and then claim - without indicating any uncertainty and without presenting any evidence - that an ice shelf has collapsed "in the last few days". But nobody of you seems to care, if that claim is actually true.

Comparing that region with previous years like 2012 shows, that the ice shelf (or at least that what you believe the ice shelf is) is now not smaller than in 2012 but actually bigger. So first of all, there is no indication from your pictures that anything has "collapsed" there and the overall state of the ice in 2012 was in a much worse shape than this year. And second of all, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between thick fast ice and the actual ice shelf on those satellite pictures to begin with.

I really don't know, why you make those claims in the first place, when you have no idea if they are true or if you don't care if they are true, but I do. The state of the Arctic is bad enough. There is really no need to fabricate stories like that and it does a disservice IMO to those people, that care about our planet and that really want to know, what is happening and where we are headed. We don't need a WUWT just in the opposite direction.

I read that forum for the last few years because I was used to get factually correct information from here. But if you have to verify for each post, if the claims or "facts" presented are actually true, than I have no reason to waste my time here distinguishing between actual facts and fake news.

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