Methane below the ocean and in the arctic is escaping increasing greenhouse gas

Oct 24, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

After a year of record drought, wildfires, and severe weather blamed on climate change, the last thing anyone wants to hear is that things may be getting worse.

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SpaceBlues

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What is ironic is that man-made carbon dioxide has warmed the oceans to such a degree that we have unleashed natural methane. That will speed up global warming exponentially beyond what man-made carbon pollution can. So man is responsible for this new problem.

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In the frozen Arctic, methane had become trapped in the permafrost over time and a warming climate is now resulting in its release.

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Historically, methane concentrations in the world's atmosphere have ranged between 0.3 and 0.4 parts per million in cool periods to 0.6 to 0.7 in warm periods. Current methane concentrations in the Arctic average about 1.85 parts per million, the scientists said, the highest in 400,000 years.

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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 7,085,000 km2 (October 24, 2012), icing rate reduced to Maine-size. The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for five 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 -19 degC.

Even Dawson, Canada, south of the Arctic Circle & site of a heatwave one month ago, where temperatures were 22+degC, is presently -27degC, THE TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE ALMOST HALF THAT BETWEEN BOILING WATER & ICE FORMATION!!

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 7,112,031 km2 (October 25, 2012), sea ice formation drastically reduced to the day's rate of Massachusetts-size. Temperatures above the 80th parallel, for the second day rising to -15 degC, the past 3+ weeks of temperatures below the same weeks of 2007 & other recent years. Present temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean, are way below freezing, numerous areas into minus double digits AND THE SOLID SWATH OF COLD SIBERIAN TEMPS RISING TO -16 TO -19degC. These higher temps should be the reason for the slowing sea ice increase.

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 the 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 16 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?
Two+ weeks 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. Two weeks 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!

The east end of Northwest Passage is icing, with temperatures deep in the double digit minus numbers. Icing has occurred in all passages leading to Hudson Bay.

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 11+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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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.......
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Additional downwelling solar heated waters add to already escalating temperatures on Arctic continental shelf clathrates. Methane is being produced in great amounts. Even greater rates of Arctic warmed waters shall occur, as Arctic sea ices strongly melt in July, June, May, & April after & even before the summer solstice.
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I think methane release will spell the end of all life on earth. Too bad we still have a bunch of deniers that are fooled by deep pocket "confusionists".

http://www.methaneburp.com
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litesong wrote:
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, THE 1990's, & 1980's, at 7,498,438 km2 (October 30, 2012), the day's gain, Tennessee-sized. The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for 6 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 -21 degC. After the Arctic cold outbreak, which has added three plus 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 above 2007 AND 2011, the average minimum Arctic sea ice extent for the 2000's, the 1990's, & now the 1980's, at 7,600,469 km2 (October 31, 2012), the day's increase, Kentucky-sized. Average temperatures above the 80th parallel have dropped to -19 degC, yet still 4 degC higher than average. Present temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean, are way below freezing, numerous areas into minus teen digits, including many northern Canadian islands. THE SOLID SWATH OF COLD SIBERIAN TEMPS are at -14degC. The vast open Arctic waters north of Siberia have 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 6 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 3 weeks 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?
Twenty 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. Nineteen 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 14 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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John wrote:
I think methane release will spell the end of all life on earth. Too bad we still have a bunch of deniers that are fooled by deep pocket "confusionists".
http://www.methaneburp.com
Well you do have a good point. The dirtling spewed methane daily for years and coincidentally we have man made climate change.
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litesong wrote:
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 7,688,438 km2 (November 1, 2012), the day's gain, dropping to less than Maine's area. The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for 6 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 -22 degC in Fairbanks! After the Arctic cold outbreak, which has added three plus 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 above 2007 AND 2011, the average minimum Arctic sea ice extent for the 2000's, the 1990's, & now the 1980's, at 7,725,625 km2 (November 2, 2012), the day's gain, dropping again, this time to less than Maryland-size, altho average temperature above the 80th parallel has continued to drop, now to -23 degC. Present temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean, are way below freezing, numerous areas into minus teen digits. Many northern Canadian islands have lower temperatures than Siberia, tho a bit higher than previous days, as low as -22degC. THE SOLID SWATH OF COLD SIBERIAN TEMPS, a bit higher than weeks before, presently even at -14degC, which may account for the last few days of lower Ice Pack increases.

The vast open Arctic waters north of Siberia have 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 6 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 3 weeks 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?
Twenty 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. Nineteen 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 nearly unseen anywhere above the 75th parallel, shrouding the Arctic with darkness for a good portion of the year! 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 10,313,750 km2 (December 1, 2012), the day's gain, Tennessee-sized. Present temperatures on Arctic Canadian islands & mainland are low as -43degC. Present temperatures on Arctic Canadian, are as low as -43degC. Average temperatures above the 80th parallel is -17 degC, well above average.
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 10,359,063 km2 (December 2, 2012), the day's gain somewhat more than small Maryland-sized. Present temperatures on Arctic Canadian islands & mainland remain as low as -43degC. Warmth pushed through Siberia, & spilled into the North Pole region. Presently, above the 80th parallel, average temperature remains at -17degC, very high for the year's date.
Due to solar heats absorbed into the shallow waters of Hudson Bay, the Bay has resisted icing. However, with temperatures as low as -40 degC, due to cold spillage from the North Pole, the Bay is icing quickly.
Long resisting the Arctic Ice Pack, Chief Joseph Land is now completely 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!!!!!!!!!!
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 under 1.5 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 rising really really means nothing. Well it does more beach front property.
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Arctic sea ice extent is 10,444,219 km2 (December 3, 2012), the day's gain, S. Carolina-sized. Present temperatures on Arctic Canadian islands & mainland are low as -37degC. Present temperatures on Arctic Canadian, are as low as -34degC. Average temperatures above the 80th parallel is -18 degC,~7degC above average.

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 10,423,906 km2 (December 4, 2012), actually a tiny tiny LOSS, amounting to one fifth the area of Rhode Island! Present rising temperatures on Arctic Canadian islands, the mainland & Siberia to -34degC, probably account for the yo-yo.

Due to solar heats absorbed into the shallow waters of Hudson Bay, the Bay has resisted icing. However, with past temperatures as low as -40 degC, due to cold spillage from the North Pole, the Bay is icing.

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!!!!!!!!!!

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 under 1.5 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 rising really really means nothing. Well it does more beach front property.

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