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A massive calving happened between February 12 and February 19 2015 at Jakobshavn:,154.msg45673.html#msg45673
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2015 on Erase and rewind at Arctic Sea Ice
John, Other noteworthy elements of agriculture in Denmark, swines are far more common than Danes in Denmark.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2014 on ASI 2014 update 7: late momentum at Arctic Sea Ice
Yes Christoffer, we are handling km2 like bankers are handling billions.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2014 on ASI 2014 update 7: late momentum at Arctic Sea Ice
Steensby Gletscher, North Greenland. A sizeable (~32 km2)calving happened a few days ago, and is about 50% larger than the calving in 2012, this only the 2nd calving ever reported.,388.msg34486.html#msg34486
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2014 on ASI 2014 update 7: late momentum at Arctic Sea Ice
I migth be irrational, but where I live Scandianavia, of course ice do thin during the spring, but in the end of that process it suddenly disappear overnite, in most cases. And since we watch sea ice from above (from satellites)it will look the same way!
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2014 on Poof, it's gone at Arctic Sea Ice
It is not that I want to repeat myself, but I always believed the sea ice will disappear overnight, in the same way lake and river ice behaves. So what Epiphyte discovered I totally agree upon, despite what other say about slush, in this phase it behaves like slush, no matter the size of it.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2014 on Poof, it's gone at Arctic Sea Ice
Yes it is very much like the scenes I see / watch when fishing trouts/salmons in rivers in Norway.
To add to your work, there is is still a lot we don't know anything about?
Great work A-Team, please co-write on Arctic Sea Ice Forum:,154.250.html Espen
I am not surprised?
Anyway it is frustrating to know we had one or more major calvings between June 8 and June 21, probably beyond the maximum retreat point set in September 2013, but we don't have proper documentation, it is only based on ASAR and Modis 250m images.
Wipneus wrote: "I don't know if you have already found this. The acquisition schedule (for June) is here": LANDSAT 8 SCENE CAPTURE SCHEDULE Inclusion on this list does not guarantee that a scene will actually be received by EROS. Or released. That we know!
A-Team wrote :"So how can June 10th still be the most recent image on June 21st?" I have a feeling they are being kept away for some reasons?
Neven, At least this proves someone from NASA read about it? ;)Thanks for your and others comments. By the way I have posted my impression of Jakobshavn vs. Zachariae Isstrøm What is all the fuss about?:,400.msg28208.html#msg28208
Maybe we should use Manhattan NV as a reference point in the future?,_Nevada
Steve, I am not sure when that calving mentioned in "Chasing Ice" happened, too many dates are mentioned, so it is hard to quantify the calving? But I have made an animation showing what I believe is the furthest retreat observed at Jakobshavn (Sept 27 2013):,154.msg27775.html#msg27775
Thanks Neven for reporting, sorry about the confusion about the animation. My bet is this calving event is larger than the calving shown in "Chasing Ice", primarily because the calving front is wider now than ever before and as Yuha pointed out at the (,154.msg27405.html#msg27405 ) including the flow rate which only adds to the size / volume it must be one of the top sized calvings. I have to add that we are not at max. retreat, though depending on where one measures.
Christoffer, Without sea ice surrounding Svalbard, I am not surprised. I am happy not being a Svalbardian Polar Bear.
Our friend Andy is mentioned in an article in DMI (in Danish):
One of the reasons for the weirdness around Svalbard is probably caused by the lack of sea ice around the islands.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on Looking for winter weirdness 2014 at Arctic Sea Ice
IJIS: Major changes with the IJIS numbers, please read more over at the forum, cant link because it ends up in the spammer!
Neven, You mean the Autobahn not the dirt road?
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2013 on New year, new Healy expedition at Arctic Sea Ice
Very cloudy and a little sun over the summer in the Arctic and very hot weather in Europe is probably the reason for the relatively cold weather up north. It all about ying and yang!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2013 on ASI 2013 update 7: cold and cloudy at Arctic Sea Ice
Yes there seems to be the same physics as when a leg is fractured, the result typically a reinforced bone.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2013 on Perception of the Arctic 2 at Arctic Sea Ice
What coffee?
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2013 on Third storm at Arctic Sea Ice