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August 27, 2013

Less Fresh Water in the Arctic and More Rainfall in Australia Leads To Lower Sea Level and Less Ice?

Filed under: Arctic Sea Ice,Australia,Mockery,Morons,NSIDC — sunshinehours1 @ 2:31 PM
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Could massive amounts of rainfall in Australia have deprived the Arctic of fresh water so there was less sea ice?

NSIDC:  “Water from the Pacific Ocean and several rivers in Russia and Canada provide fresher, less dense water to the Arctic Ocean. So the Arctic Ocean has a layer of cold, fresh water near the surface with warmer, saltier water below. This cold, fresh water layer typically allows more ice growth in the Arctic than the Antarctic.

NCAR: ” when three atmospheric patterns came together over the Indian and Pacific oceans, they drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably.”

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3 Comments »

  1. OT, but here is a beauty gem…I believe you posted a blog here that Alberta’s temps have been declining over the last X years….but CAGW is coming…
    http://www.abmi.ca/abmi/aboutabmi/aboutabmi.jsp?categoryId=30&showNews=true&newsId=487

    6.5C possibly in 100 years…go figure….(still shaking head).

    Comment by lance — August 27, 2013 @ 4:19 PM | Reply

  2. Cold Layer? Did I read that right? 10 seconds on the internet tells me August average Mackenzie river temp is 15 degrees C while the Beaufort Sea it drains into is considerably colder. Am I missing something here?

    Comment by Dave in Canmore — August 29, 2013 @ 10:44 AM | Reply


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