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Faster than forecast: the story ice tells about abrupt anthropocene climate change with Jason Box
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2016 on PIOMAS November 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
Warm Winter Cyclone Damaged Arctic Sea Ice Pack
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2016 on PIOMAS November 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
For The Arctic Ocean Above 80 North, It’s Still Summer in November It’s going to be the hottest year on record — by a long shot. Just ask Gavin Schmidt at a NASA that the climate change denying Trump Administration has now imperiled. But in one region — the Arctic — the rate of heat accumulation has been outrageously extreme. And it is there that this new record warmth could inflict some of the worst damage to an increasingly fragile Earth System.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2016 on PIOMAS November 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
Lone Wati was right, Hell did come to breakfast.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2016 on PIOMAS November 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
One of the key predictions of hypothesis , was an increase in extreme precipitation events, what is going on in Siberia now is clear proof of that very thing. Districts like Abyisky and Srednekolymsky have faced five months of snow in just four weeks. Link
Here’s how much of the Arctic you’re personally responsible for melting
On the atmospheric response experiment to a Blue Arctic Ocean Abstract We demonstrated atmospheric responses to a reduction in Arctic sea ice via simulations in which Arctic sea ice decreased stepwise from the present-day range to an ice-free range. In all cases, the tropospheric response exhibited a negative Arctic Oscillation (AO)-like pattern. An intensification of the climatological planetary-scale wave due to the present-day sea ice reduction on the Atlantic side of the Arctic Ocean induced stratospheric polar vortex weakening and the subsequent negative AO. Conversely, strong Arctic warming due to ice-free conditions across the entire Arctic Ocean induced a weakening of the tropospheric westerlies corresponding to a negative AO without troposphere-stratosphere coupling, for which the planetary-scale wave response to a surface heat source extending to the Pacific side of the Arctic Ocean was responsible. Because the resultant negative AO-like response was accompanied by secondary circulation in the meridional plane, atmospheric heat transport into the Arctic increased, accelerating the Arctic amplification.
Before the Flood - Full Movie | National Geographic Published on Oct 30, 2016 Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
Back to lighting strikes in the Arctic : An extremely crisp shot of the Russian Tundra on fire – Terra/MODIS 2016/208 07/26/2016 06:05 UTC Fires and smoke in central Russia Link
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2016 on ASI 2016 update 4: breaking point at Arctic Sea Ice
Bill - I know how you feel. Been watching this one closely over at RS, this mornings passes are grim. But it dawned on me about Neven's post “The Anaktuvuk River fire, the biggest in North Slope history, burns across the tundra Sept. 10, 2007.” Was caused by lighting. Now look at today's morning pass Aqua/MODIS 2016/201 07/19/2016 07:50 UTC Fires and smoke in central Russia Half of this image is burning tundra. Over some of the richest methane deposits in the world.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2016 on Iced lightning at Arctic Sea Ice
Scores of City-Sized Siberian Wildfires Spew 2,500 Mile-Long Plume of Smoke Over Northern Hemisphere
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2016 on Iced lightning at Arctic Sea Ice
Study finds Greenland lost 1 trillion tons of ice in just 4 years Date: July 12, 2016 Source: Reuters Summary: Greenland ice loss has recently contributed to twice as much sea-level rise than in the preceding two decades. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2016 on Iced lightning at Arctic Sea Ice
Arctic heat, plus lighting = fire And they're really rolling & note all the silt in the Mackenzie river, and delta. Fires and smoke in northern Alaska SNPP/VIIRS 2016/197 07/15/2016 21:00 UTC Russian fires – Terra/MODIS 2016/200 07/18/2016 05:15 UTC North and West of the last image – Terra/MODIS 2016/200 07/18/2016 05:10 UTC Yesterday’s passes, fires burning right next to Arctic Ocean in Russia – Terra/MODIS 2016/199 07/17/2016 07:45 UTC
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2016 on Iced lightning at Arctic Sea Ice
The extraordinary years have become the normal years’: Scientists survey radical Arctic melt
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2016 on 2016 melting momentum, part 3 at Arctic Sea Ice
The top half of Greenland , truly amazing images – Aqua/MODIS 2016/193 07/11/2016 08:45 UTC
Some really clear shots of Greenland coming in today , the Northeast coast , blue water every where with lots of glacial milk in fjords ……………. Aqua/MODIS 2016/193 07/11/2016 05:30 UTC
Sorry, "anyone" , not "alone".
Some really clear images coming in from the Terra and Aqua satellites today and yesterday Can alone tell me if this baby has a higher albedo than just open ocean ? Huge algae bloom North of Russia Aqua/MODIS 2016/193 07/11/2016 08:40 UTC
Siberian larch forests are still linked to the ice age Press release from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research June 24, 2016 - 8:35am - By The Arctic Journal A new AWI study shows that the flora of the Northern Russian permafrost lags behind the climate often by several thousand years A look into the past indicates: The colder the ice age was, the longer the vegetation needed to adapt afterwards to the new climate of the warmer period. "In analogy to these results, this means: Due to the fact that the most recent ice age, about 20,000 years ago, was extremely cold, the permafrost spread over a large area, and forced deep rooted trees such as pines and spruces far to the south. The shallow-rooted Siberian larch trees - which only require a summer thawing of the permafrost soils of 20 to 30 centimetres - were able to survive in protected areas in the region," explained Ulrike Herzschuh. The larch forest however, with its dense carpet of roots protects the ice underneath from thawing. "We have observed many times in regions where the larch forest was cut down, that the permafrost melted faster than in other forested areas," according to the AWI researcher.
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2016 on 2016 melting momentum, part 2 at Arctic Sea Ice
UK-funded ice breaker in 'elite' Arctic tourism row Starting in Alaska, the 32-day voyage will see the 1,700 passengers and crew travel 1,500km across the top of Canada, ultimately ending in New York. Berths on the 14-deck luxury liner are not cheap, starting at around $20,000 per person and running up to $120,000 for a deluxe stateroom. While the route is accessible to ships, it is not ice-free and the company behind the voyage has chartered an ice breaker, RRS Ernest Shackleton, from the British Antarctic Survey. Link
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2016 on 2016 melting momentum, part 2 at Arctic Sea Ice
2016 Eastern Arctic ice melt weeks ahead of normal: Canadian Ice Service Most of the ice on Frobisher Bay should be melted out by early July, says a forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service, as this year's melt in the Eastern Arctic is weeks ahead of schedule. "The ice on the Northern Baffin Bay opened up earlier in May, maybe four or five weeks earlier than normal," said Jason Ross, a ice forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service. "Elsewhere in the Arctic — Hudson Bay, Davis Strait and Labrador area — ice melted one to two weeks ahead of normal at this time." Link
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2016 on 2016 melting momentum, part 2 at Arctic Sea Ice
This is What A Fossil Fuel Dystopia Looks Like — The Arctic Sea Ice is Breaking Up North of Greenland in June
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2016 on 2016 melting momentum, part 1 at Arctic Sea Ice
If that's not gun barrel, when the Chinese didn't invent gun power.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on ASI 2016 update 2: closing the gap at Arctic Sea Ice
We've all read about the "methane gun" , well read this from the Siberian Times : Big bang formed crater causing 'glow in sky': explosion was heard 100 km away First accounts of the gaping fissure in the earth - found by reindeer herders, who were almost swallowed up by the crater - reported that it was around 4 metres in width and 'about 100 metres' deep. Scattered over a radius of one kilometre were lumps of displaced soil, sand and ice which had erupted from the earth. Now we can reveal significant new details about this remote crater on the Taimyr peninsula in Krasnoyarsk region, some 440 kilometres from dozens of other newly-formed giant holes. Link
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on ASI 2016 update 2: closing the gap at Arctic Sea Ice