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#21 Dec 15, 2012
Arctic sea ice extent is 11,103,281 km2 (December 13, 2012), the day's gain, Hawaii-sized. Present temperatures on Arctic Canadian islands, mainland, & Siberia are to minus mid-thirties degC. Average temperatures above the 80th parallel has dropped to -26degC.
The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for 12 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.
Presently, Arctic sea ice extent is 11,151,250 km2 (December 14, 2012), the day's gain, about 15,000km2 more than Maryland. Five of the last six days' gain have been very small state-sized. However, present temperatures on Arctic Canadian islands, the mainland & Siberia, are to the mid-thirties degC & to as low as -40degC.
Continued cold along Canadian islands has caused west Baffin Bay to ice, altho the eastern Bay along Greenland remains thinly clear! Temperatures across Baffin Bay dramatically drop, east to west. 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, & the entire west & south sides.
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 12 weeks & presently anywhere above the 67th parallel, now shrouding the Arctic with darkness for a good portion of the year! The sun is less than one third arcdeg above its farthest position to the south, due to the tilt of the Earth & present orbital position!
#22 Dec 16, 2012
CO2 really really means nothing. Now suck up some CO and you may have a problem.
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