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And for next 10 days it looks like,
- no melt,
- Mostly dryish days and some wettish days but overall below average,
- SMB balance year to date further below average.

In other words - perhaps a continuing change due to lack of precipitation. (Most of Canada looking pretty dry as well).
Meanwhile:
Our Pacific Northwest U.S., after record January 2019 warm temperature, now has Arctic & far northern Canadian cold pushing through the BC's Fraser Valley, spreading cold, mixing with Pacific Ocean moisture & presenting a foot of snow, east of Salish Sea(Puget Sound). Our local morning temps are 11degF. Now, predictions are for more snow. Our increasing cold, coming from Canada & the Arctic, & Pacific moisture, NOT reaching Canada, agrees with your assessment for northern Canada & the Arctic.

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The politics / Re: Political theatre/wrestling
« on: January 24, 2019, 06:14:37 PM »
Fox News guest compares Ocasio-Cortez to Stalin, Hitler & Mao
https://www.rt.com/usa/449499-aoc-hitler-stalin-mao/
Scary..... specially  when you read:
OCASIO-CORTEZ: One of the things that we’re trying to do in the Bronx and Queens is register 20,000 voters between now and Election Day. We need to re-enfranchise our communities. People think that New York is a very liberal state, when it actually has some of the worst voter suppression laws on the books. One of the ways that we can change that is by enfranchising communities of color, communities that are working class, and making sure that everybody can vote.
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Yeah, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & the forty newly minted democrat representatives have FOX & re-pubic-lick-un "people suppressionists"  shakin' in their boots. Re-pubic-lick-uns are seeing their 30+ year efforts to take away voter rights uncovered, as democracy sweeps America..... even in voter suppressed re-pubic-lick-un districts. 
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Yeah, FOX was created to keep re-pubic-lick-un Pressy-dents from being impeached. But FOX is having an ever more difficult time protecting the ever more impeachable sexist, racist, xenophobic "don'T rump", whose plans are on course to give america away to murderer, torturer, dictator & propagandist, putin.


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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:29:32 PM »
Here's a "ho hum" news article on the first -50degF weather system(spot temperature, -51.7degF) in Alaska for the winter season:
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/31275

Contrasting a continental "far north cold" U.S. state, Maine had its coldest ever temp recorded in mid-January 2009 of....... -50degF.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: January 09, 2019, 03:52:24 PM »
As an anomalous cold front sweeps over the North Pole, the DMI temp, above the 80th parallel &  biased to the north, shows a strong drop, even with warm fronts also above the 80th parallel. Forecasts predict the cold front will move off the North Pole. We'll see if DMI temperatures will rise later.   

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The rest / Re: Good music
« on: January 06, 2019, 09:21:26 PM »
Classic KING-FM radio in Seattle, often plays Bruckner on their 3rd High Definition Digital Symphonic radio station. Yesterday, they played Bruckner's 7th Symphony. Three or four times I've dialed into the channel to hear Bruckner's 8th Symphony. Somebody at KING loves the 8th.
There they go again! Yesterday, accidentally tuned into King-FM classical HD 3 radio to hear Bruckner's 8th Symphony & they played the Bruckner 6th Symphony on their main channel later in the afternoon.
In addition on the King-FM HD 3 channel, multiple times, I'm hearing the Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, "Fairy Tales". Just lucky I guess.   

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The rest / Re: Christmas Chocolate & Child Slavery
« on: January 05, 2019, 11:54:34 PM »
Good deal at Cost Plus on Tony Chocolonely milk chocolate bars. Couldn't find TC in my own town, so we ordered some via the Cost Plus website. I stopped buying Hershey chocolate & was getting lonely for Tony Choco---lonely.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: January 01, 2019, 10:50:22 AM »
I think I see evidence of melt all along the edge from Franz Josef to Svalbard. You can see large ice flows on the leading edge breaking up and disintegrating. What are the SST's here?
There is a fairly thin line of Sea Surface Temperatures, between the island groups, that are warmer than normal, ~ 4(?) degC. I'm just looking at the Northern Hemisphere, so its not high resolution. 

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Poll: year-end JAXA extent ranking
« on: December 23, 2018, 06:44:55 PM »
My 8-14th finish is now so far out of the money as to be laughable.
At least you'll make money as a comedian!

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Policy and solutions / Re: How many people can fit in a space dinghy?
« on: December 22, 2018, 04:13:04 AM »
I think that within a few centuries of humans spreading to Mars, we'll have our first Solar System War, with such fierce weapons being employed, that both planets get wiped out.  ;)
That's what I believe..... & without the smiley face.

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The rest / Re: Christmas Chocolate & Child Slavery
« on: December 22, 2018, 03:08:57 AM »
On the heels of Neven's information about the possible purchase of Tony Chocolonely, here is a wonderful article of gathering forces of some elements of the chocolate industry with effective steps to battle child slavery in cocoa farming:
https://www.barry-callebaut.com/news/2018/11/strategic-partnership-between-tonys-chocolonely-albert-heijn-and-barry-callebaut-sets
From the article:
The partnership between Tony’s Chocolonely, Albert Heijn and Barry Callebaut shows it is possible to make a difference on a large scale, and calls on other companies in the industry to join. “Together we make more impact. I’m thrilled that Albert Heijn and Barry Callebaut are joining us on our roadmap towards slave-free chocolate,” says Henk Jan Beltman, Chief Chocolate Officer with Tony’s Chocolonely. “We have always aimed to be exemplary and inspire others to act. Today our impact is bigger than our chocolate alone. We’re certain that this is just the first step on the journey to change the industry - together make chocolate 100% slave-free.”
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In the article are many other good pieces of news.

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The rest / Re: Christmas Chocolate & Child Slavery
« on: December 22, 2018, 02:36:33 AM »
I recently read a Dutch news article saying that Tony Chocolonely is going to be sold to some big chocolate mogul (Nestles or some such), and people worry that it will be used to white/greenwash what the multinational is doing around the world.....
Wow!
Big chocolate has covered itself in mud for years. I thought Tony Chocolonely had a chance to break child chocolate slavery. Is TC traded on the stock market? What resources could they mount to resist a hostile take-over? If Tony Chocolonely is absorbed by Big chocolate, dilution of their moral stance would be close & only in the next door boardroom, where the corporate votes are cast.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Winter Temperatures in the Arctic
« on: December 21, 2018, 05:22:37 PM »
It's not weighted by area but by degree, hence the circle 89-90 has the same weight as the much larger circle 80-81.
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Peter Ellis wrote:
Easiest way to visualise this is to appreciate that DMI are effectively calculating the average temperature across a Mercator projection of the globe.The further North you go, the bigger the distortion.
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litesong wrote:
Yes, as the explanatory notes state:
"Plus 80N Temperatures - explanation.......Therefore, do NOT use this measure as an actual
physical mean temperature of the arctic. The 'plus 80 North mean temperature'
graphs can be used for comparing one year to an other."

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The rest / Re: Christmas Chocolate & Child Slavery
« on: December 21, 2018, 03:58:05 AM »
Completely & long neglected, snake bites are finally recognized as major health problems around the world. More deadly than insect, scorpion, spider bites & other envenomings, it is estimated (guestimated?) there are 5.3(+?) million snake bites per year, resulting in 100,000 (200,000?)  deaths, 400,000 (more?) amputations, & unknown created long term diseases due to the bites. Of course, it has been noted that complications & deaths due to snake bites are NOT rich person's diseases, but borne by indigent farmers, & farm & field workers (sometimes people (kids) sleeping in houses). It has been said, that snake venoms are evolving & becoming more potent. With the total lack of support to slaves, child slaves & child slaves in cocoa farming, it can be surmised that health care given slaves are bad burials.... without complicated travels to hospitals or any records to inflate the given guestimates.
Anyone got information on snake bites to slaves.... child slaves in the cocoa industry?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: December 19, 2018, 01:48:32 PM »
Artefact is an artificial product or effect observed in a natural system, especially one introduced by the technology used in scientific investigation or by experimental error.
Two days ago, after Arctic sea ice extent had been paralleling other years of Arctic sea ice rise in the Arctic fall & winter darkness, I noted JAXA Arctic sea ice extent datum JUMPED 260,000 km2 in one day, rising dramatically above the general seasonal Arctic sea ice increase. Neven, immediately posted that the JAXA data gathering might be at fault. Other long time followers of Arctic conditions, agreed that the one day datum might be suspect.
Now, JAXA data indicates a one day DROP in Arctic sea ice extent of the same 260,000 km2. It appears that Neven & other posters, aren't slaves to........ datum points.

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The rest / Christmas Chocolate & Child Slavery
« on: December 18, 2018, 10:36:54 AM »
Got a Christmas holiday chocolate that I've never had previously. Called Tony's Chocolonely, it is ~ 7 ounces of chunk chocolate from the Dutch & Belgium, with additive traces of dried orange, red wine powder, cloves, & cinnamon. Not a lover of wine, I find this chocolate OK. Other people may like the different tastes that accompany the chocolate. You can break out the Christmas tree shape in the center of the chunk chocolate with a hole for a string, so you can hang it on your Christmas tree. No pets allowed around the tree!
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Chocolonely advertises that their chocolate is produced 100% child slave-free & their desire is to eliminate child slavery.
http://www.foodispower.org/slavery-chocolate/
In the article:
Reports child slavery, human trafficking, suppression of information & deaths to reporters, by cocoa manufacturers(direct sourcing to Hersheys, Mars,  Nestles, etc, but hopefully NOT to Chocolonely). Chidren work with machetes AND even chainsaws, of course, with resultant injuries, severe maimings & deaths. As slaves, there is no access to education, escape from horrendous living conditions or guarantee to life. As slaves, guarantees of whippings abound. 
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Many chocolate companies advertise themselves as not involved in child slavery, but without severe adherence to morality within each company, which affects other companies in the international chocolate trade, millions & billions of dollars in careers & companies easily suck individuals & companies into chocolate child slavery.
As usual, companies operating with their own internal problems & in countries, torn up with war, terrorists, corrupt governments, no possibilities to rise out of poverty, religious suppression, environmental destruction, etc, have led to stalemated efforts to eliminate child slavery.
But, saying that, chocolate industry efforts to end child slavery amount to only the wages of 10 high paid executives.   
   
     

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: December 18, 2018, 08:56:03 AM »
Lately 2018 Arctic sea ice extent has been paralleling seasonal daily ice extents for past years. Now in one day, 2018 sea ice extent jumped 260,000 km2 & is 160,000 km2 greater than even the 2010's average sea ice extent. 2018 High Arctic temperatures did drop by 2+degC over the last few days, but in addition, several cold regions coinciding with Arctic sea ice edge freezing are in place. We'll see if this temporary excess freezing continues.
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Quoted by Neven:
 litesong on December 17, 2018, 06:18:43 PM   We'll see if this temporary excess freezing continues.
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Neven wrote:
If it isn't an artifact.
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litesong wrote:
Into the second day, the 2018 excess freezing settles down, but still increased, compared to 2010's daily sea ice average, from 160,000 km2 to 200,000 km2. As stated previously, severe cooling along Arctic sea ice edges may account for the present 2018 jumpy sea ice increase.

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Antarctica / Re: Rift in Larsen C
« on: December 17, 2018, 06:42:31 PM »
A-68A has move about 20 km northward this past month.  I'm guessing it will escape the shoals near Bawden Ice Rise soon (if it hasn't already).
........ as the yearly Antarctic sea ice decrease loses its ability to hold onto A-68A.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: December 17, 2018, 06:18:43 PM »
Lately 2018 Arctic sea ice extent has been paralleling seasonal daily ice extents for past years. Now in one day, 2018 sea ice extent jumped 260,000 km2 & is 160,000 km2 greater than even the 2010's average sea ice extent. 2018 High Arctic temperatures did drop by 2+degC over the last few days, but in addition, several cold regions coinciding with Arctic sea ice edge freezing are in place. We'll see if this temporary excess freezing continues.   

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The rest / Re: Debt in a decreasing economy
« on: December 17, 2018, 12:14:43 AM »
99.9% of automobiles are a depreciating asset.....
That's why people should keep vehicles for 10 or 20 years. Some people say to buy used vehicles. The problems are, many used cars aren't carefully driven or taken care of & the inflated used car market prices are zoos. The best is to buy a new, good(200,000 to 300,000 miles), but stripped car (in 2009, TWO Hyundai Accents were selling for $14,000). Our 12 year old, 135,000+ mile, small gas-tank Accent had its first 500 mile tank of gas, had 8 tanks in a row over 40 MPG & two tanks over 47 & 48MPG this past summer. Looks good for 200,000 miles & onto 300,000(?) miles.
Yeah, don't buy fancy, high tech, electronical (ha ha) splashy vehicles. Get a manual tranny (auto trannies are too expensive to buy & repair), smaller engine (no turbo) & learn to skip gears. Make the tranny, engine & suspension last a long time(at least, make the repairs cheaper). Stop going 80+MPH & accelerating & braking hard. Make it last. As families make less money (due to re-pubic-lick-uns giving rich people money), it is most important to make vehicles last, that they serve you & NOT your bank debt.     

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The rest / Re: How Many Hours A Day Do You Sleep
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:35:45 PM »
....forced wake-ups..... are much worse than...... steady and regular sleep.
Ah..... the reason work is so bad. No reason for bosses to be grumpy, since they can sleep while others make money for them.

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The rest / Re: How Many Hours A Day Do You Sleep
« on: December 16, 2018, 06:42:14 PM »
'Old age is terrible... except for the alternative...'
Had a suspicion that I would NOT live to 60 (many stories there). Good thing I never was clairvoyant. Now that I am approaching 20% past the mark & can't do the physical things of my youth, I love to drive to see more of my lovely Washington state...... & sleep (hopefully not both at the same time).

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The politics / Re: Russia, Russia, Russia
« on: December 15, 2018, 12:38:04 PM »
.....Convair...B-36 nuclear bomber "Peacemaker".......
....... COLT "peacemaker"......
The Colt made millions of "dead pieces" & never made peace. The jury is still debating about nukes. With authoritarian dictators (including "don'T rump") believing their self-righteousness, a final nuclear judgement will come, before the jury can huddle & quiver in the corner.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: December 14, 2018, 01:07:09 PM »
Overall this freezing season has been sluggish.
Much of that sluggish appearance is due to average high temperatures in the High Arctic. But that doesn't mean weather conditions have NOT been changing. Along with southern warm fronts moving into the High Arctic, cold fronts from Canada & Greenland have also been intermittently leaking into the Arctic & High Arctic. Presently, a mix of high pressure systems in the High Arctic, surrounded by a series of low pressure systems further south, seem to assure that cold & warm fronts will continue their High Arctic contention for  the next week or so.

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The politics / Re: Russia, Russia, Russia
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:42:06 PM »
.....Caracas and Moscow “are builders of peace, not war,” .....
A nice Orwellian phrase from the ministry of peace. 
The propaganda was such a nice phrase that Convair called their cold war B-36 nuclear bomber from the 50's the "Peacemaker",  the prop including actor Jimmy Stewart:


The propaganda was so good that the U.S. developed the double sonic nuke bomber B-58, a large, cool looking F-106 on steroids. But the B-58 had problems & would only arrive at its target late (or probably wouldn't), in time only to stir the rubble that nuke ICBMs had already destroyed.
Anyhow, the U.S. Air Force generals, after 20 years of war game over-thinking, surmised that a nuke rubble-stirrer was a good idea. The 1970's B-1, B-1A, & B-1B were the new tech B-58, refurbished.
Now, back to the original story. Over-thinking Russian generals convinced themselves that Russia needed a rubble-stirrer too, thus the Tu-160. However, the Tu-160 is bigger, faster & has longer range than the B-1B. That's why the russians can fly all the way to Venezuela (maybe they got a drink of fuel from the accompanying An-124?).
Yeah, the Tu-160 does double duty..... as a rubble stirrer & good-looking headline maker.

<I'll let this one through because there are no personal insults in them; N.>

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: What's new in Greenland?
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:07:42 PM »
Remnants of Earth's Oldest Dirt May Have Been Found in Greenland[/b]
Earth’s oldest soil could be tucked away in an ancient rock outcrop in Greenland.....It’s not actually dirt—it’s a substance known as paleosol, former soil that’s been packed tightly into solid rock.
Would this paleosol have any analog to sandstones?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:22:25 PM »
High Arctic temperatures are fluctuating, but trending higher. Intense warming is occurring over northern Canada & will even strengthen in the next week. A portion of this Canadian heat is predicted to flow south, warming the continental U.S. AND flow north, continuing the High Arctic warming. The warming is pushing cold elements of Arctic weather to the south onto western Alaska & eastern Siberia.

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The rest / Re: How Many Hours A Day Do You Sleep
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:46:06 PM »
Fall asleep.......
Yeah, that's almost my schedule.....asleep in the Autumn, awake in the Spring..... like da Bears!

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Science / Re: Solar cycle
« on: December 07, 2018, 04:28:26 PM »
Anyone involved in highlighting the dangers of AGW will have been battling with folk 'waiting for the next maunder type minimum' as a cure to AGW.
Not much of a battle. AGW deniers' reliance on continuous solar downturns is temporary hope their shaky building doesn't collapse while deniers remain within. Average solar energy has increased for billions of years & for billions more will continue upward.

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Permafrost / Re: Arctic Methane Release
« on: December 07, 2018, 04:11:20 AM »
.....denial......
Da Nile flows north, but I didn't think, all the way to Siberia.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Poll: year-end JAXA extent ranking
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:49:13 PM »
I feel stupid to do so, but anyway decided to change from 6-10 to 4-7.
Does that mean I should leave 4-7? I can't make good money if everyone else is sitting on 4-7. You say, this isn't Las Vegas?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Poll: year-end JAXA extent ranking
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:32:07 PM »
Others might say it is simply a crapshoot.
Our amateur softball team was playing a tournament in Reno. Not a gambler, I never paid attention to the slots while back&forth to baseball games. Once tho, I saw the team softball wives playing the one-armed bandits. The manager's wife began hitting very little jackpots, while feeding a particular machine one silver at a time. Eventually, she ran out of money & left the machine. I thought about getting a hundred silvers & feeding it 3 silvers at a time. But I had games to get to, so didn't. Later, one of the wives said a guy took over the machine for 24 hours...... & cleared $1200. Oh, well. 

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: December 05, 2018, 05:37:47 AM »
Since the recent greatest "2018-2016 Arctic sea ice extent" gap of 1.5+ million square kilometers, the gap has been decreasing, now to just 1.0+ million square kilometers. Present 2018 High Arctic atmospheric temperatures aren't as high as the same period in 2016, which would NOT explain the present narrowing between 2018 & 2016.
2018 Arctic sea ice extent has reduced to the level of the average of the 2010's AND continues reducing the gap to 2016, now only ~ 0.6 million square kilometers greater.
....temps alone, even while 20C above norm, if those 20C above norma(sic) are -20C the impact on the ice extent growth is negligible......
First, I've always referred to no local temperatures outside the High Arctic. My references have always been of average temperatures over the High Arctic which is almost 4 million square miles surrounding the North Pole. Second, since you mention 20C above normal while referring to my posts, you must mean the 2016 early December anomalous temperature. During this anomalous 20degC above average temp event  over 4 million square miles surrounding the North Pole, it was NOT -20degC. The actual temperature was -7degC., again, averaged over 4 million square miles surrounding the North Pole. Third, while the average temperature over 4 million square miles around the North Pole was -7degC, thawing regional temperatures 700 miles(& greater?) to the south, outside the High Arctic were occurring AND did reduce Arctic sea ice extent. To state that such vast heats in the Arctic negligibly impact Arctic sea ice growth, specially in the instance that you need major correction of the true temperature AND areas affected, truly casts your allegation aside. Fourth, your consideration that VAST High Arctic temperature rises (erroneous in two ways, on your part) are only coincidentally timed to minimal sea ice growth, AND even to Arctic sea ice LOSSES(NOT mentioned by you), during usual times of vast Arctic sea ice gains, must be thought  little researched by you.           


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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: December 04, 2018, 10:17:33 PM »
The cold Canadian weather at this time last year & through the winter was fairly stable. This year  Canada again started stable for the first month of anomalously low Canadian fall temperatures. But the Canadian cold has been moving the last month or so, sometimes into the U.S. & sometimes even into the High Arctic. Recently some warm fronts proceeding from Siberia & Alaska have been pushing into the High Arctic. But High Arctic temperatures are not jumping sky high, because the cold fronts from Canada have also been drifting into the High Arctic. 

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:50:45 PM »
Since the recent greatest "2018-2016 Arctic sea ice extent" gap of 1.5+ million square kilometers, the gap has been decreasing, now to just 1.0+ million square kilometers. Present 2018 High Arctic atmospheric temperatures aren't as high as the same period in 2016, which would NOT explain the present narrowing between 2018 & 2016.
2018 Arctic sea ice extent has reduced to the level of the average of the 2010's AND continues reducing the gap to 2016, now only ~ 0.6 million square kilometers greater.



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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:01:36 PM »
I had to wear my summer jacket again this week, because it's much to warm for my winter jacket.  The Atlantic is keeping us warm.
Don't travel to Siberia with just your summer jacket, because large parts of normally cold Siberia are 20 to 30degC below normal.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: What's new in Greenland?
« on: December 02, 2018, 04:38:27 AM »
Found it. Almost impossible to read the names
click on the map.... then select VIEW on the bar at the top of the screen.... pump the ZOOM UP. Makes the print a bit more readable.

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The rest / Re: Good music
« on: December 01, 2018, 12:19:56 AM »
For me, you can't beat a nice big symphony. Listen to the magical opening of Bruckner's 4th.


Classic KING-FM radio in Seattle, often plays Bruckner on their 3rd High Definition Digital Symphonic radio station. Yesterday, they played Bruckner's 7th Symphony. Three or four times I've dialed into the channel to hear Bruckner's 8th Symphony. Somebody at KING loves the 8th. 

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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: November 30, 2018, 02:07:02 PM »
I have even driven 1,500 miles in 24 hours.....driving between 100mph and 110 mph.....
I had a 1980 Toyota Tercel, that could touch 40MPG when featherfooted at lower speeds. In a hurried trip from Seattle to Wisconsin, we averaged 72MPH, only getting 30MPG. With the Ford Galaxie at your speeds, did you get single digit MPG? 

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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: November 29, 2018, 06:34:52 PM »
More Tesla jokes.....
Meanwhile, the Tesla 3 is NOT a joke & is better looking than all previous Teslas..... plus all other viable EVs of ANY brand, which is a delight to potential buyers who put $1000 on the line, two years previously. Tesla 3 is very efficient (tho I may hold out for a 64kWhr Ioniq). Tesla 3 has innovations other brands don't have, all backed up by in-house battery & solar cell energy productions. Those complaining about Tesla have to be short sellers.
Tesla colors have to get strong 3-D metal flake paints, like so many other brands also need.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: November 29, 2018, 05:53:23 PM »
...... the 2016-2018 sea ice extent gap ripped open further, now to almost 1.5 million square kilometers. Most of the sea ice gap ripping was due to the present High Arctic & Arctic atmospheric chilling, funneling from Canada. However, the extreme to-date 2016 anomalous heating also caused sea ice extent LOSS, contributing to the wild splaying 2016-2018 sea ice extent separation. Should be more 2016-2018 sea ice extent widening coming.
The last fews days have placed the first (& largest) to-date 2016 sea ice extent LOSS in this general time of sea ice extent gain, graphically in the past. 2018 sea ice extent gain is presently paralleling the 2016 sea ice extent gain, but 1.5+ million square kilometers greater. Present High Arctic temperature is somewhat lower than the same period 2016 High Arctic temperature, possibly helping to maintain the 2016-2018 Arctic sea ice gap.
Since the recent greatest "2018-2016 Arctic sea ice extent" gap of 1.5+ million square kilometers, the gap has been decreasing, now to just 1.0+ million square kilometers. Present 2018 High Arctic atmospheric temperatures aren't as high as the same period in 2016, which would NOT explain the present narrowing between 2018 & 2016. 

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Permafrost / Re: Arctic Methane Release
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:17:51 PM »
....while it (methane) was in the atmosphere, a lot of extra heat was trapped, and we now know that more than 90% ends up in the oceans, mostly in long-term storage.....
Hi gerontocrat.... Thank you for your long term & wide ranging interest & display of science information here. When you mention long-term storage, do you intimate, not only surface absorption of extra heat(from methane, but also CO2 & solar?), but also downwellings of ocean waters that transfer extra heat to deep waters (at least to bottoms of continental shelves, or to even deeper ocean depths)? If you don't mean downwellings, what mechanism of long-term storage do you mean? Thank you for your answer.
 
 

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Global sea ice area and extent data
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:57:25 PM »
extent......second lowest......Not much of an ice age coming up.
Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for November 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~18,100 cubic kilometers. November 1, 2018 sea ice VOLUME is ~7200 cubic kilometers, ~10,900 cubic kilometers less than the 1980-89 period for November. Energy needed to melt 10,900 cubic kilometers of ice is ~ 34 times the U.S. consumption of energy.
Yes, before AGW deniers talk "ice age" (& not even then), the Arctic sea ice of the 1980's must be restored.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Poll: year-end JAXA extent ranking
« on: November 24, 2018, 06:49:50 PM »
.....the lack of winds from the south will continue.....
......warm southerly winds will reassert themselves......
Everybody hold their wet fingers in the air...... we'll figger this all out.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Poll: year-end JAXA extent ranking
« on: November 24, 2018, 06:39:46 PM »
I was torn between 3-5 and 4-7....
TTOORRNNNN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS..........

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The politics / Re: Brazil just elected a fascist
« on: November 24, 2018, 05:15:57 AM »
Amazon deforestation per year is the equivalent of a square 50miles(3.7 times the length of Manhattan Is.) on each side. Jair Bolsonaro(PoisonNearly) has already & will increase this level of Amazon forest..... disappearance. Besides the forest crush, Brazil has a long history of 10,000 humans who have.... disappeared. A prime target (among many) by new pressy-dent of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro will be Fabiano Maisonnaves to.... disappear, who has detailed the rape of the Amazon for years.
http://www.climatechangenews.com/author/fabiano-maisonnave/
More about poisonous Jair Bolsonaro(PoisonNearly):
Cuba is withdrawing ~ 3000 Cuban doctors from the poorest regions of Brazil. Under severe strictures imposed by Bolsonaro(PoisonNearly) authoritarianism, the Cuban government's humanitarian efforts are ending. Yeah, one despot rebels, when another despot acts.... despotically. How can such things be?

 

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Poll: year-end JAXA extent ranking
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:14:37 PM »
Gee.... I picked a bin with no votes (4-7). But now bin(4-7) has lots of votes. All this voting is making me second guess myself.  ::)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018/2019 freezing season
« on: November 23, 2018, 06:57:46 PM »
...... the 2016-2018 sea ice extent gap ripped open further, now to almost 1.5 million square kilometers. Most of the sea ice gap ripping was due to the present High Arctic & Arctic atmospheric chilling, funneling from Canada. However, the extreme to-date 2016 anomalous heating also caused sea ice extent LOSS, contributing to the wild splaying 2016-2018 sea ice extent separation. Should be more 2016-2018 sea ice extent widening coming.
The last fews days have placed the first (& largest) to-date 2016 sea ice extent LOSS in this general time of sea ice extent gain, graphically in the past. 2018 sea ice extent gain is presently paralleling the 2016 sea ice extent gain, but 1.5+ million square kilometers greater. Present High Arctic temperature is somewhat lower than the same period 2016 High Arctic temperature, possibly helping to maintain the 2016-2018 Arctic sea ice gap.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Poll: year-end JAXA extent ranking
« on: November 22, 2018, 06:53:34 PM »
I'll go for 3-5.
Since Neven criticized me for dwelling on the present 12 year low TSI, I'll pick 4-7.

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The politics / Re: Political theatre/wrestling
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:54:49 AM »
Trump..... asshole.....
Neven calling "don''T rump" such, means that the only problem with "don'T rump" is his personality. No. "don'T rump" is a sexist, racist xenophobe, now with enough power to grow millions more chauvinistic, prejudiced, kkk(always small letters) personas. The father of "don'T rump" was at a kkk(always small letters) rally, gathering information how to raise his son. He succeeded.
 Coupled with that, putin probably bailed "don'T rump" out of bankruptcy & "don'T rump" has been owned by putin by hundreds of millions of dollars, while "don'T rump" laundered all the russian billionaires' stolen billions. 

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The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:43:14 PM »
<snip, take it to the Political theatre/wrestling thread; N.>

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