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Very strange indeed. Is the situation south of Victoria Island also odd?
" in summer they could sail in the melt ponds" That, is scary. Very scary.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2018 on Circumnavigating Greenland at Arctic Sea Ice
Has anyone else notices the polyannas (or worse open water) between Greenland and Ellesmere Island and between Greenland and the central Arctic Ice pack. Any ideas about why these are developing or if they are real
Wouldn't get too excited about naming the storm. After all Sandy was not a hurricane at landfall.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2016 on 2016 Arctic cyclone, update 3 at Arctic Sea Ice
How much Ice is going to b left below 75 N (Eli says a flat zero which is scary). How much below 80 N. Will it be possible to sail blue water to closer than 85N to the pole (looks like it) One of the problems with sea ice charts is that they show ice you know in March is going to vanish in August, e.g. Hudson's Bay.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2016 on PIOMAS August 2016 at Arctic Sea Ice
Looking at AMSR2 the question is how much ice will be left south of 75N in early August and there may not be any. Scary.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2016 on ASI 2016 update 4: breaking point at Arctic Sea Ice
It really depends on the degree to which polar stratospheric clouds have formed and to an extent on how long they have been there. It is not clear how much time is needed for denitirification via ClONO2 deposition. Since it is only a month or so to first light and Dec-Jan were quite warm, a cold stratosphere by itself may not be enough
What is going on with Cryosphere Today?? It show a huge increase in sea ice area today
Navegante: Hurricane Sandy took a sharp left turn towards NY/NJ. FWIW, Eli has always thought that the amount of ice coverage outside of 80 N is a good indicator of the state of the ice.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2015 on ASI 2015 update 6: one more high at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks for the update Eli
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