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Is it reasonable to assume that high SWE relates to deeper snow ? Could it not be wetter snow ? b.c.

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looks like the Netherlands and neighbours could have a real storm next week .. b.c.

ps .. Nanning what is or are Bft's ?

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seasonal harvesting begins .. ground elder is my favourite perennial spring veg .. b.c.

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Consequences / Re: World of 2030
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:19:24 PM »
another 100 billion trees gone .. if we don't accelerate the destruction . That's over 1 million trees lost every hour for the next 10 years . At the current rate we will have no trees on the planet by 2320 .. too far away for anyone to worry .. b.c.

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The rest / Re: Archaeology/Paleontology news
« on: January 21, 2020, 12:45:36 AM »
some years ago I was helping at a Ayahuasca ceremony. It was to be followed by a sweat lodge but the guy involved wanted the ceremony shortened and to start the sweat early . I said no .. he got  mad so I told him the sweat would not take place . He was determined it would but minutes later he was calling me the devil .. all his hot stones had shattered .. never before .... b.c.

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Australian parliament building's lawn was buried under golf ball sized hail while elsewhere dust/ash storms threaten . Meanwhile billions are being lost as tourists stay away . Got to dig what coal can do .. b.c.

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excitement grew here in N.I. .. back to back -5'C's .. last night only -1 was forecast so I didn't drain my water pump .. it was part frozen this afternoon .. now we are contending with near record high pressure .. :)  b.c.

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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: MOSAiC news
« on: January 08, 2020, 02:45:32 AM »
  ' boys a boys ' as we often say here in Ireland .. greetings , blessings and  a whole lot of lovings to a few of my favourite poster buoys .. non p.c. 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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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: January 05, 2020, 02:20:07 PM »
this is the freezing season .. so just chill .. 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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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: December 17, 2019, 09:43:01 PM »
  Ho.. Ho.. Ho.. :)  ^^ .. 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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Arctic sea ice / Re: MOSAiC news
« on: November 16, 2019, 11:05:26 AM »
 .. chances increase that they will get much closer to the pole .. b.c.

ps. thanks for the info flow ..

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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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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:04:36 PM »
 .. the only cannabis 'addicts' are those offered addiction therapy OR incarceration . Then , suddenly , everyone's an addict . Elon may be 'f'ed , but he sure is not an addict .   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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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: November 12, 2019, 02:48:01 AM »
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/plots/meanTarchive/meanT_2019.png

it looks like we shall see the first autumnal fall below mean on the dmi80 chart since 2015 . b.c.

And then DMI80 is like "nah never mind":




24 hours later ...

http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/plots/meanTarchive/meanT_2019.png

ice getting chilled for export ? b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:40:56 PM »
I vote O'Higgin's Land .. home of the wayward Irishman .. :) 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: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: November 07, 2019, 09:10:46 AM »
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/plots/meanTarchive/meanT_2019.png

it looks like we shall see the first autumnal fall below mean on the dmi80 chart since 2015 . b.c.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
« on: November 06, 2019, 02:37:30 AM »
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHh :)

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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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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: October 24, 2019, 11:27:15 AM »
Has someone gone south ?

  well done to TESLA ..  b.c.

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