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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global sea ice area and extent data
« on: November 23, 2017, 04:20:10 PM »
Not looking good at all.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global sea ice area and extent data
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:23:07 PM »
I jumped the gun earlier this season, but I think maybe now we are in the global extent dive that I feared all along. Maybe.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global sea ice area and extent data
« on: November 09, 2017, 06:55:58 AM »
A most excellent idea!

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: October 31, 2017, 02:33:36 PM »
It looks like we have possibly reached a peak.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:51:25 AM »
Can I now exhale?
Terry
Depends on where you are. Here, we are still waiting for summer to end, already a month past the expected calendar timeline. So I don't really think everything is ok. I just think maybe the ice didn't do what what some of us expected, and am beginning to wonder if it will entirely.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: October 22, 2017, 04:30:50 PM »
Things are looking so normal(comparatively) this year; where is the heat going?

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The rest / Re: Article links: drop them here!
« on: October 19, 2017, 06:09:41 AM »
Flooding returns to southern Queensland, Australia

www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/flooding-returns-southern-queensland-australia-171018105240759.html

This time the flooding is more widespread.

David de Paoli, a chilli and avocado grower, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that he suffered more than a million dollars in losses from the most recent storm.

"This is it, the last time we had that 350mm it was quick and fast and furious it caused structural damage and soil erosion, but this one's costing us our crop," he said.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: October 14, 2017, 03:04:39 PM »
24.283 x 106 km2 is where NSIDC comes in for the 13th. Down by 14 km2 from the 12th.

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The rest / Re: Article links: drop them here!
« on: October 14, 2017, 05:35:49 AM »
Vietnam – Dozens Killed as Tropical Depression Causes Floods and Landslides

http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-tropical-depression-floods-landslides-october-2017


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Arctic sea ice / Re: Stupid Questions :o
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:34:20 PM »
Scripps Institute of Oceanography does a lot of cloud research. Not sure about this in specific, but I would think if anybody has covered the matter it would be them.

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The rest / Re: Article links: drop them here!
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:21:45 PM »
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41585552

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years


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Arctic sea ice / Re: Stupid Questions :o
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:54:51 PM »
There are tremendous amounts of heat energy stored in the oceans and carried to the Arctic via currents.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Stupid Questions :o
« on: October 11, 2017, 05:20:41 PM »
Yes, but the H2O vapor in the clouds prevents long wave radiation from escaping from the surface and reflects it back downward.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:40:38 AM »
Antarctica's SIE has stalled again. It should begin to fall soon, being this late in the year. We will see soon how this will affect the global numbers.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:32:43 PM »
2017 remains unpredictable. All the home-made models are in the trash can, uh, I mean recycling bin, now.
Up, up, and away!

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: October 08, 2017, 02:49:35 PM »
NSIDC  totals are now at 23.635 x 106 km2 with a recent climbing trend.


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The rest / Re: Article links: drop them here!
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:55:39 PM »
Wide Bay farmers 'reeling' after floods swamp Queensland crops after months of dry

www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-10-03/bundaberg-floods-hit-district-hard/9010002?&section=latest&date=(none)

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Antarctica / Re: Sea Ice Extent around Antarctica
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:52:40 PM »
Most likely, the recent gains in extent were from dispersion and not much from re-freezing. When the extent starts to fall, it will probably move fast.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: October 04, 2017, 12:47:26 PM »
I would prefer that there be a group effort. I don't mind checking in as a backup, but if any of you guys can get here first, have at it.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: October 04, 2017, 06:41:47 AM »
For October 3, JAXA SIE comes in at 5,187,695 km2, up by 47,447 km2.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:00:25 PM »
For Oct. 2nd, NSIDC global SIE totals add up to 23.187 x 106 km2.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:58:58 AM »
Maybe some of us could volunteer for one month shifts, so as to not be over committed.
I will do the last one until a decision is made.

For October 2, JAXA SIE comes in at 5,140,248 km2. Up by 48,036 km2.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:51:06 AM »
Maybe some of us could volunteer for one month shifts, so as to not be over committed.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: October 02, 2017, 10:04:14 PM »
Neven,
What do you all think?
Doesn't Wipneus automate some of his graphs to update when the data does, on his site? Would that be possible to set up here?

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The rest / Re: Article links: drop them here!
« on: October 02, 2017, 06:42:22 AM »
What is BREEAM? Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method.

“BREEAM, developed by the renowned building science center BRE (Building Research Establishment), measures the sustainability of construction projects, infrastructure, and buildings in a variety of key categories: energy, health and well-being, innovation, land use, materials, management, pollution, transport, waste, and water. Projects then receive ratings of either Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent, or Outstanding.”

This one new administrative facility in Britain, due to design and construction methods has been certified as Outstanding, the highest rating available according to the world’s leading sustainability assessment standard, BREEAM.

https://www.jw.org/en/news/releases/by-region/united-kingdom/branch-office-breeam-rating-sustainable-design/

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 30, 2017, 03:15:35 PM »
NSIDC totals for the 29th add up to 22.992 x 106 km2. The last increase being nominal compare to the two prior ones.

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The rest / Re: Article links: drop them here!
« on: September 29, 2017, 01:50:17 AM »
Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41435223

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 28, 2017, 03:05:58 PM »
Moving up again, but it's just a matter of for how long?

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I think that the heat energy is definitely accumulating and going somewhere. For some reason it did not get routed to the Arctic as much this year. Good for the sea ice, but not so good for other places. It is almost October and 90o F where I live, so the heat is hanging around here for now. We will have to watch and see how the distribution works out and what this will affect. Some heat may be going to Antarctica, especially at depths, and elsewhere. It also, would not be a huge surprise if some more makes it to the Arctic out of season later on.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:09:29 PM »
All is up today.

JAXA is at 22,473,632 km2.

NSIDC is at 22.762 x 106 km2.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 26, 2017, 04:22:05 PM »
For the 25th,

JAXA comes in at 22,330,772 km2.

NSIDC comes in at 22.590 x 106 km2.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 25, 2017, 05:39:06 AM »
@gerontocrat,
I fear that history may be in the making. Thanks for the great info and charts by the way.

JAXA totals are down to 22,312,091 km2 for the 24th.

NSIDC  comes in at 22.555 x 106 km2. Down over one day.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 24, 2017, 05:44:49 AM »
JAXA totals come in at 22,388,678 km2 for the 23rd. Down again after a temporary increase.


NSIDC comes in at 22.629 x 106 km2.

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Consequences / Re: Why nuclear weapons should no longer be tested.
« on: September 24, 2017, 03:14:16 AM »
The NK land area test site can't take another hit. I think Kim has to test elsewhere. So messed up . maybe he can nuke the plastic sludge floating in the middle of the Pacific and turn it into a big rubber ducky.
From what I can understand, this type of "test", atmospheric that is, has not been done since 1980. That's a good minute. And yes, they are having tremors now in the former test area without even exploding a bomb.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:06:29 PM »
NSIDC totals continue the virtual flat-line for the 22nd, adding up to 22.606 x 106 km2.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 23, 2017, 01:17:05 AM »
TerryM,
Jeez you make nasty guesses!

Sorry, but the Arctic got off way too easy this summer. The heat has to go somewhere at some point, and I don't expect a great freezing season for the Arctic. And it is just a general guess.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:54:09 PM »
It will be interesting to see whether or not we get something similar to last year over the next few months. I'm betting it won't be quite so far from the norm as last year, but what do I know?
  My guessomatic model predicts something along this line;

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Consequences / Re: Why nuclear weapons should no longer be tested.
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:02:34 PM »
Well, I guess this thread bombed.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:10:08 PM »
JAXA comes in at 22,392,913 km2 for the 21st.

NSIDC  comes in at 22.615 x 106 km2 for the 21st.

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Consequences / Why nuclear weapons should no longer be tested.
« on: September 22, 2017, 06:52:50 AM »
There is talk of North Korea testing an H-Bomb over a desolate part of the Pacific. That may be more of a demo than a test. My first thoughts upon hearing of this are in regard to the effects on the environment. Underground test are bad enough, but an open air explosion, really?!! Like we don't have enough problems.

Though curious about the open air test or demonstration, I would like to leave the thread open to cover any kind of nuclear weapons testing  and the near and far impacts.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:34:42 AM »
The JAXA total drops again to 22,369,382 km2.

NSIDC comes in at 22.563 x 106 km2 for the 19th.

@ oren,
 Yeah, just the virtual flatline, if it continues will get us back into record territory in a few days. I am scared to think what it will look like if the Antarctic SIE starts to really fall before the Arctic takes off, which might be a good minute.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 19, 2017, 03:14:49 PM »
For the 18th, JAXA totals come to 22,407,836 km2.

And NSIDC comes in at 22.622 x 106 km2.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:11:18 AM »

TT - Any chance that on the main graph the last 2 years - 2016 / 2017 could be differentiated a bit as they are almost identical colour / thickness?  Thanks.
Wipneus makes the graph. What I do myself is to zoom in really good at which point you can tell there is more difference in the colors than first appears. Right at the moment, things are kind of clumped up. In a couple of weeks, that should no longer be the case, making it easier to see.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:45:18 AM »
For the 17th JAXA comes in at 22,437,011 km2.

22.611 x 106 km2 is the NSIDC totals for the 17th.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global Sea Ice Extent According to NSIDC
« on: September 17, 2017, 04:13:01 PM »
NSIDC lands at 22.577 x 106 km2. Antarctic SIE seems to be steady dropping now vs. the Arctic SIE which is fluctuating in an almost stall.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017 melting season
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:36:19 AM »
5days out is unreliable, but as it's quiet here - GFS is predicting 978hpa
The ECMWF has it a little lower but in about the same position for the 20th. I think that it has been noted to be pretty reliable for a few days out. Not my cup of tea, reading these charts, but this looks like the makings for a strong gradient setup.

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The rest / Re: Article links: drop them here!
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:46:46 PM »
Argentina's flooding crisis affects ranching community

www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/argentinas-flooding-crisis-affects-ranching-community-170915112159573.html

Not much text but very informative video footage.

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Antarctica / Re: Sea Ice Extent around Antarctica
« on: September 15, 2017, 05:59:05 PM »
The question for me is more immediate. Will 2017 continue the decline in extent started in 2014 or will it (as often happens) just merge into the pack?
I think we will find out over the next two weeks where this season is going.

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