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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: June 19, 2014, 07:01:27 PM »
Did the sturdy stopper just get split in half?  It's pretty cloudy, but a heavy dark line appears in both the latest Aqua and Terra images on Worldview.

Arctic sea ice / Re: What the Buoys are telling
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:54:22 PM »
The newly placed 2014D buoy is heading for the Fram at a good clip so far. We'll see how long it takes to get there.

From the data I compute about 58km since the first position recorded on April 2, an average rate of about 3.1 km/day or 3.6 cm/sec.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2014 Melting Season
« on: April 20, 2014, 10:16:24 AM »
Latest demolition in the ESS,

Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: March 31, 2014, 10:05:03 PM »
Wipneus, thank you for digging up that image!  It's fascinating.  January 18th, hm?  For any who might not have been following so closely, that blocking ice wedged in there about January 1st.  You can query the DMI archives around that date to watch it.  I remember I was on the edge of my seat watching because thick ice had been pouring out of the Lincoln Sea.

Of course it may not even matter with the the way the ice in the Lincoln has been cracking lately.  If this dipole keeps up we may not need the Nares to clear the Lincoln of ice!

Also thank you Jim, for posting the radar image and discovering that the DMI radar images are now coming from RADARSAT.

Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: Jøkelbugt / North East Greenland
« on: March 29, 2014, 08:27:43 PM »
What sharp eyes you have!  Nice image, nice observation.  Where could the heat come from to melt the river?  It doesn't seem the weather has been warm enough.  Is it geothermal?

With both Barents and Bering Seas at or near record lows, this change, even so late in the season, could still bring some significant gains to these regions.
Maybe the Greenland Sea as well?  That looks like a pretty strong dipole forming across the Fram.

Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:02:06 PM »
Amazing ASAR image of the Kane Basin today.
If we can interpret the lighter shades as thicker ice, it's clear there is no continuity in any arch-like line.  Two pieces of the fast ice broke off last week.  It's fascinating to git a better look at the sites where they broke and speculate about how the remaining ice might hold up in the coming melt season.

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