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January 22, 2017

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 21 – 2017

Arctic above 2006 on day 21. Whew. I thought it had all melted.



South / North


1 Comment »

  1. Extent and volume has, for quite some time now, been governed not by higher temperatures but by blocking high pressure systems which have swept thick, old ice out the Fram Strait. And yet despite that, the DMI modeled ice thickness chart for Jan 21st shows most of the upper Arctic in 2,5-meter thick ice:

    It is the weather—the recurrent, long-duration blocking high pressure systems sweeping old ice south—that is “destroying” Arctic sea ice, not warmer ocean temperatures.

    Comment by AZ1971 — January 22, 2017 @ 12:51 PM | Reply

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