What Arctic foxes know about global warming

Sep 23, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Tehran Times

This week probably saw the Arctic Ocean's sea ice reach its minimum extent for the year and begin to expand again, as it usually does in mid-September. Given that the retreat of Arctic ice has become a key piece of evidence for those who take a more alarmed view of global warming, it's newsworthy that 2012's melt was the greatest since records ... (more)

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fun farts, after I've told him numerous times that Arctic temperatures, for well over a week, have been lower in 2012, than in 2007, tries to make a case for Arctic sea ice recovery.

Ain't goin' happen....... Arctic sea ice is goin' away! C02, methane & other GHG's are absorbing escaping infra-red energy from the Earth, & re-radiating a good portion back to the Earth.
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Arctic sea ice extent is greater than the lowest minimum of 3 years recorded, either by satellite or submarine data, at 5,502,969 km2 (October 15, 2012), the day's fast sea ice increase more than the area of Minnesota! The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for 3 plus weeks, temperatures above the 80th parallel lower than the last week plus of dates, for 2007 & other recent years, & temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean as low as -24 degC.
Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of October 2, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~23% lower than any satellite recorded year AND indications of submarine-detected Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME.
Yes, the Arctic sea ice VOLUME is disappearing, year to year, quicker than the Arctic sea ice extent.
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Presently, Arctic sea ice extent leapfrogged past the 2007 sea ice extent for yesterday's date & is above the average minimum Arctic sea ice extent for the 2000's, at 5,798,750 km2 (October 16, 2012), this day's sea ice leap, the size of S. Dakota! Temperatures above the 80th parallel average minus 16 degC, the past week's plus of temperatures below the same week of 2007 & other recent years. Present temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean, are way below freezing, a broad swath of Siberia into the minus double digits, as low as -18 degC.
Arctic ice pack is much closer to the Russian islands, Franz Joseph Land & Svalbard, beginning to encircle the islands. Sea ice connected to the islands is strongly developing around the islands(connecting one set of Russian islands to the mainland). Arctic Ice Pack is extending far south into the vast clear waters north of Alaska & Siberia.

A detail noted 7 days ago is a raggy taggy developing edge along a part of the semi-circle, possibly NOT coincidental with the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS (plus?) OF SQUARE KILOMETERS, of waters north of Alaska & Siberia that are VASTLY CLEAR. Might the raggy taggy edge indicate huge turbulence & currents in this largest(ever?) ice free, & resulting southerly-directed heat stratified Arctic waters? I wonder if there might develop more raggy taggy edging, enough to form a swirl pattern? Such a vast swirl at such a huge scale would be impossible...... wouldn't it?
Six days ago, noted near the raggy taggy ice pack, have developed 3 tiny pixel ice floes(arced?), separated from the Arctic ice pack toward southerly directions. Five days ago, the number of ice floes increased to 8 & indeed they formed an ARC. Pretty sure they represent a large scale vortex in open Arctic water! Further data seen yesterday, show that the vortex is true! Today, the vortex has moved to the west & ice floes close to the Ice Pack, weakly indicate such.
Almost all large region southerly Arctic waters, including the Northeast passage, & waters north of mentioned islands remain ice free, but narrowing greatly. Bulging southward sea ice at the west end of the Northwest Passage has filled the entire west end of the Northwest Passage, tho the east end is fairly ice free.

Downwellings in unusual clear Arctic waters, normally sea ice covered in decades past, for four months(!) have & even now still transport extra solar energy to continental shelf, Arctic Ocean & sea depths. The extra solar heat transport is weakening very greatly however, since the sun is close to fully set 24 hours a day on the entire region north of the 80th parallel & even southern Arctic waters get only a skimming from the sun for a few hours a day, which is only double digit degrees off the horizon, at most!
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Arctic sea ice, either by satellite or submarine data, is above the 2007 and 2011 Arctic sea ice extent AND, a month later than 'normal', the sea ice average for the decades of 2000's AND THE 1990's, at 7,157,813 km2 (October 27, 2012), the day's gain, somewhat less than W.Virginia area. The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for five plus weeks, temperatures above the 80th parallel, lower than the last three weeks of dates for 2007 & other recent years, & temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean as low as -20 degC. Watson Lake, Canada, now -25 degC, is southeast of Dawson, Canada, tracing the Arctic cold outbreak, which should affect Hurricane Sandy outcomes.
Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of October 2, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~23% lower than any satellite recorded year AND indications of submarine-detected Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME.
Yes, the Arctic sea ice VOLUME is disappearing, year to year, quicker than the Arctic sea ice extent.
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Presently, Arctic sea ice extent is tied with 2007 AND 2011 sea ice extent for yesterday's date & is above the average minimum Arctic sea ice extent for the 2000's AND the 1990's, at 7,245,938 km2 (October 28, 2012), the day's gain a bit less than Maine's area. Temperatures above the 80th parallel have stabilized, at -17 degC. Present temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean, are way below freezing, numerous areas into minus double digits. THE SOLID SWATH OF COLD SIBERIAN TEMPS CONTINUE, at -14 to -21degC.
Arctic Ice Pack & sea ice is now connected to the Russian islands, altho Franz Joseph Land & Svalbard are still clear! Arctic Ice Pack is extending far south into what was vast clear waters north of Alaska & Siberia. Huge sea ice floes strongly developed in the vast clear waters north of Siberia(due to broad double digit minus Siberian temps spilled from North Pole's 5 weeks of darkness & vortex mixing breaking down stratified solar heated waters?) AND connected the Ice Pack to far eastern Siberia, truly a remarkable development!

A detail noted 19 days ago is a raggy taggy developing edge along a part of the semi-circle, possibly NOT coincidental with the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS (plus?) OF SQUARE KILOMETERS, of waters north of Alaska & Siberia that are VASTLY CLEAR. Might the raggy taggy edge indicate huge turbulence & currents in this largest(ever?) ice free, & resulting southerly-directed heat stratified Arctic waters? I wonder if there might develop more raggy taggy edging, enough to form a swirl pattern?
Eighteen days ago, noted near the raggy taggy ice pack, developed 3 tiny pixel ice floes(arced?), separated from the Arctic ice pack toward southerly directions. Seventeen days ago, the number of ice floes increased to 8 & indeed they formed an ARC. Pretty sure they represent a large scale vortex in open Arctic water!
Further data, show that the vortex is true!

Downwelling solar heats, in unusual clear Arctic Ocean & seas, normally sea ice covered in decades past, which have strongly transported extra solar energy to continental shelf, sea & Ocean depths for 4 months, is nearly over. The sun is now a full 12+ Arc-degrees below the horizon as seen from the North Pole. Only sea icing southern Arctic seas(Alaska not icing) get a skimming from the sun for a few hours a day, which is only single digit degrees off the horizon, at most!
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The bowhead whale, a species at home among the ice floes of the Arctic. This individual was photographed off Point Barrow, Alaska.

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Arctic sea ice, either by satellite or submarine data, is above the 2007 and 2011 Arctic sea ice extent AND, a month later than 'normal', the sea ice average for the decades of 2000's, AND THE 1990's, at 7,245,938 km2 (October 28, 2012), the day's gain a bit less than Maine's area. The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for five plus weeks, temperatures above the 80th parallel, NOT NOW lower than the last three weeks of dates for 2007 & other recent years, temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean as low as -25 degC. After the Arctic cold outbreak, which is adding now, three feet of snow to the results of Hurricane Sandy, Arctic cold is once more building.

Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of October 2, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~23% lower than any satellite recorded year AND indications of submarine-detected Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME.
Yes, the Arctic sea ice VOLUME is disappearing, year to year, quicker than the Arctic sea ice extent.
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Presently, Arctic sea ice extent is tied with 2007 AND 2011 sea ice extent for yesterday's date & is above the average minimum Arctic sea ice extent for the 2000's, the 1990's, & now the 1980's at 7,390,313 km2 (October 29, 2012), the day's gain, Iowa-sized. Temperatures above the 80th parallel have stabilized, at -17 degC. Present temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean, are way below freezing, numerous areas into minus double digits. THE SOLID SWATH OF COLD SIBERIAN TEMPS have dropped again, at -18 to -25degC. The vast open Arctic waters north of Siberia have nearly been covered by Arctic Ice Pack. The huge sea ice floes that strongly developed in the vast clear waters north of Siberia(due to broad double digit minus Siberian temps spilled from North Pole's 5 plus weeks of darkness & vortex mixing breaking down stratified solar heated waters?), have done their job AND connected the Ice Pack to the entire Siberian coastline, truly a remarkable development!

However, Franz Joseph Land & Svalbard are still clear of the Ice Pack & so is the northern coast of Alaska!!

A detail noted 20 days ago is a raggy taggy developing edge along a part of the semi-circle, possibly NOT coincidental with the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS (plus?) OF SQUARE KILOMETERS, of waters north of Alaska & Siberia that are VASTLY CLEAR. Might the raggy taggy edge indicate huge turbulence & currents in this largest(ever?) ice free, & resulting southerly-directed heat stratified Arctic waters? I wonder if there might develop more raggy taggy edging, enough to form a swirl pattern?
Nineteen days ago, noted near the raggy taggy ice pack, developed 3 tiny pixel ice floes(arced?), separated from the Arctic ice pack toward southerly directions. Eighteen days ago, the number of ice floes increased to 8 & indeed they formed an ARC. Pretty sure they represent a large scale vortex in open Arctic water!
Further data, show that the vortex is true!

Downwelling solar heats, in unusual clear Arctic Ocean & seas, normally sea ice covered in decades past, which have strongly transported extra solar energy to continental shelf, sea & Ocean depths for 4 months, is over. The sun is now a full 13.5+ Arc-degrees below the horizon as seen from the North Pole. Now, only Alaskan, far north European, & far western Russian southern Arctic seas get a skimming from the sun for a few hours a day, which is only single digit degrees off the horizon, at most!

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Arctic sea ice extent is 10,584,531 km2 (December 5, 2012), the day's gain, a bit more than Georgia-sized. Present temperatures are again broadly higher on Arctic Canadian islands, mainland, & Siberia to the minus mid-20 degC. However, average temperatures above the 80th parallel have again plunged to -26degC, slightly above past decade averages.

The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for 10+ weeks! Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of November, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~21% lower than any other year Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME. Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME during November for the period 1980-89, was ~18 thousand km3. Present November 2012 sea ice VOLUME is 6200 km3. The Arctic sea ice loss has been an uncontrolled plummet, desired by unscientific AGW deniers, who mostly have no or little mathematical or science background.
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Presently, Arctic sea ice extent is 10,624,063 km2 (December 6, 2012), the day's gain, a bit over tiny Maryland-sized. Present rising temperatures on Arctic Canadian islands, the mainland & Siberia, to the mid -twenty degC, probably accounting for the lack of much Arctic sea ice growth.

Continued cold along Canadian islands has caused west Baffin Bay to ice, altho the eastern Bay along Greenland remains thinly clear. Due to solar heats absorbed into the shallow waters of Hudson Bay, the Bay has resisted icing. With past temperatures as low as -40 degC, due to cold spillage from the North Pole, the Bay is now icing, broadly north to south.

Long resisting the Arctic Ice Pack, Chief Joseph Land is now widely encircled by Arctic Ice Pack, due to 24/7 hours of darkness & a shifting but long enduring vortex, that moved cold Arctic sea water southward to the islands. Svalbard, also in winter darkness 24/7, is still clear of the Ice Pack, as is Novaya Zemlya,!!!!!!!!!

A detail noted a month & a half ago, is a raggy taggy developing edge along a part of the semi-circle Ice Pack, possibly NOT coincidental with the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS (plus?) OF SQUARE KILOMETERS, of waters north of Alaska & Siberia that are VASTLY CLEAR. Might the raggy taggy edge indicate huge turbulence & currents in this largest(ever?) ice free, & resulting southerly-directed heat stratified Arctic waters? I wonder if there might develop more raggy taggy edging, enough to form a swirl pattern?
Near the raggy taggy Ice Pack, developed 3 tiny pixel ice floes(arced?), separated from the Arctic ice pack toward southerly directions. A day later, the number of ice floes increased to 8 & indeed they formed an ARC. Pretty sure they represent a large scale vortex in open Arctic water!
Further data, showed that the vortex was true!

The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for 10+ weeks & presently anywhere above the 68th parallel, now shrouding the Arctic with darkness for a good portion of the year! The sun is only 1 arcdeg above its farthest position to the south, due to the tilt of the Earth & present orbital position!
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The sea level really really means nothing.

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