“Previous studies suggested the ice was usually 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 m) thick”
“The robot sub surveys, which were spot-checked by drilling and shipboard tests, suggest Antarctica’s average ice thickness is considerably higher than previous estimates.
‘On average, the thickness of the ice was 4.6 to 18 feet (1.4 to 5.5 m). In the three regions it surveyed, the robot sub found that deformed, thickened ice accounted for at least half of and as much as 76 percent of the total ice volume, the researchers report.”
Update: Global is LAND temperatures, not LAND and OCEAN combined because of course the USA is not an ocean.
Wow.This is NOAA Global versus NOAA USA Tmax for October only.
What an amazing divergence over the last 30 years.
When the AGW cult says the USA is only 2% of the globe, remind them that USA and Global temperatures used to track pretty closely.
According to the NOAA Year To Date (January to October 2014) was 80th Hottest Max Temperature out of 120.
How hot was October 1963 in the USA?
In 1963 October was 3.9F hotter than October 2014.
20 states had the hottest max temperature ever for October. (Those marked 120)
10 states had the 2nd hottest max temperature ever for October. (Those marked 119)
3 states had the 3rd hottest max temperature ever for October. (Those marked 118)
So much for CO2 …
Wow. According to the NOAA October 2014 was 8th Hottest Max Temperature.
Tied with 1927.
Only 1963, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1938, 1934 and 2003 Were Hotter.
October 1963 was 3.9F hotter. Sneaky global warming.