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Just maybe you can put the up the occasional post on the Forum Walking the Walk thread to update us on progress with the garden etc?! :-) Clare Thanks, Clare! I will definitely put up an occasional post on the ASIF. In fact, I've considered many times to start a second blog to present the house (its strengths and flaws) with some numbers attached, and then do the same for the garden. Coming up with ideas never seems to be the problem. ;-)
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sabbatical (I hope) at Arctic Sea Ice
I don't know yet, Hans! :-P
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sabbatical (I hope) at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks again, everyone. It was a real honour and pleasure to be interviewed by Chris Mooney, and to read the nice things people have said about me and the blog. Just that alone has recharged my batteries half way. Not to worry, Arctic sea ice loss will still be there when I return. Hmm, maybe 'not to worry' is not the right expression. Either way, as said, I won't be gone completely. And lately there has been so much media attention for Arctic sea ice loss that I think it is really entering the collective consciousness, and will soon be part of common knowledge. In the meantime I'm thinking a lot about the time after ice-free conditions have been reached. About the consequences, about the effect it will have on public opinion, but most of all about how we need science to monitor its comeback. Because we are going to get it back. Read my keyboard strokes: We are going to get Arctic sea ice back.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sabbatical (I hope) at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks, Bill. And good luck with the book. ;-)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Sabbatical (I hope) at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks, Lynn, Alison, Paul, Espen and John!
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2016 on Sabbatical (I hope) at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks, Kevin!
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2016 on Sabbatical (I hope) at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks, John, Patrick!
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2016 on Sabbatical (I hope) at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks, Mtough. You're making me blush. :-)
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2016 on Sabbatical (I hope) at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks, Wayne. You were one of the people who put me on this track, 10 years ago, at RealClimate. PatrickLogicman was another, blogging about Arctic sea ice extensively. You might consider using this community's knowledge by accepting guest posts on a regular basis to keep the site active. Thanks, Kevin. I'm always open to guest posts. And I'm sure there's someone you trust here that might even take over moderation duties. Here not so much, but the Forum is another matter. Someone offered help a while ago. I'll ask him to help out before next year's melting season. Although right now, things are busier there than they have been so far, with 20 new members in just the past week. BallantinegrayI and Sam, thanks back to you too. I'm not gone, just trying to let go for a while.
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2016 on Sabbatical (I hope) at Arctic Sea Ice
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I've alluded to it a couple of times already, but I'm really going to take a break from blogging, as I have been struggling with an Arctic burn-out since 2012. On the one hand it's caused by everything that has been and still is going on in the Arctic. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
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Good to see you again, Patrick!
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2016 on PIOMAS November 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
Well, that's before February 29th. ;-) Maybe someone comes along who knows the answer to this leap year riddle, but like I said: It doesn't change the picture all that much. According to the latest data point in the PIOMAS data set, 2016 is 13 km3 lower than 2012. BTW, my grandma was born on February 29th. The poor woman died at the age of 17.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2016 on PIOMAS November 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
Leap years always make things complicated (I hate leap years), but I believe that they just drop day 366 of leap years at the Polar Science Center. That's why each update ends with the first day of the new month and not the last day of the previous, full month. For non-leap years Day 304 is October 31st, and so that's what I stick by, or my spreadsheet becomes a mess. Like I said: As of November 1st [Day 305], sea ice volume is lowest on record, but this post covers the month of October only, and at the end of that month [Day 304], 2016 was just marginally behind 2012. One day more or less doesn't matter all that much. 2012 and 2016 are on a par. According to PIOMAS. Anyone had a look at CryoSat-2 yet? It will be interesting to see if 2016 can stay below 2012 during November. One would think it's definitely possible given those crazy Arctic temperatures so far.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2016 on PIOMAS November 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
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Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: Do you see that 2016 trend line simply refusing to go up, ending at the lowest level on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
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Very nice, NOL!
It seems very quiet in here for the very dramatic phase we are in. Several voices elsewhere stating this situation is way more dramatic than the start of September minimum, yet here it's like the grave.... I wonder how come? I'm quiet because I'm taking a break. I want to be able to juggle all the balls in my life, but I'm going to have to put a few back on the table.
I'll ask Bill Chapman if they plan on updating those graphs, and if they don't (and my guess is they won't), I'll remove them by the end of the year, along with some other graphs. And I still have to write that piece about the Walsh paper. Sorry for still not having done that. I'm a bit spent at the moment (lots of building and working).
Help? Neven? I believe Wipneus has said there is little documentation that explains how JAXA thickness maps are created. And I believe he said it somewhere in his Home-brew AMSR2 thread. As for CryoSat-2 data, the CPOM website isn't the only source of data for us amateurs. There is also the Meereisportal website, which I wrote about back in April. My guess is the first data will be displayed when the month is over (around mid-November or so).
John, the data I used for those graphs can be found here.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2016 on The 2016 melting season in images at Arctic Sea Ice
David, here's a good paper on that: Comparison of Arctic Sea Ice Thickness from Satellites, Aircraft, and PIOMAS Data (PDF) Or check out this poster by Zachary Labe: Making the most of Arctic sea ice observations (PDF)
Andy Lee Robinson has updated his PIOMAS sea ice volume minimum video: Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
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Maybe it is time to start a 'forum' topic on this work, or, Neven, will you still be posting a new ASIB post on the Walsh historic sea ice reconstruction ? I will be publishing a blog post this weekend. Sorry for taking so long.
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Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: The minimum was reached in September for modelled sea ice volume as well, and 2016 came in third,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
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Neven, here's another one for you - PIOMAS results just came out for September: Thanks, Andy! What a coincidence. I thought about you today, and that piano piece you wrote to accompany your Arctic death spiral video.
I hope they make it back safe, Jim! I was happy to see them making it, especially after all the lies that had been spread wrt their expedition. Vid, I've forgotten many more things, all of them equally (un)important. I appreciate you've taken it upon you to make people aware of the annual average graphs. Great summary of a fascinating year. It's going to be interesting to see when the Northwest passage closes this year - temperatures are still mostly too high for meaningful freezing... and it was close to or above zero at the north pole yesterday. Indeed, Robert. This autumn is already fascinating, what with the rapid refreeze and anomalous temps. I'm worried that Europe may experience some extreme winter weather events in months to come. Also because I still don't have proper heating in my house. ;-)