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October 30, 2014

Sea Ice Day 302

A quick update for sea ice extent for day 302 of 2014

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 201,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 854,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -654,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. T







October 29, 2014

Sea Ice Day 301

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_301_1981-2010 Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_301_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_301_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_301_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_301_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_301_1981-2010

October 28, 2014

Global Sea Ice Day 300 – Highest Since 1999



September 18, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice AREA – Day 258 – Sets 3rd All-Time Record In A Row – But Only by 600 sq km

Filed under: Antarctic,Antarctic Sea Ice,Antarctic Sea Ice Area — sunshinehours1 @ 6:36 AM

Antarctic Sea Ice Area has now set a 3rd all-time record on 3 days. (difference between Area/Extent here)

The new record for area is 16.47964 million sq km which is 85,000 sq km higher than the previous days record and 240,000 sq km higher than the old 2007 record.



August 31, 2014

Antarctica , Sea Ice, Ice Sheets and Wind Excuses

Over at the LA Times they are making excuses for why there is record breaking sea ice in Antarctica.

One of the excuses is that “global warming is strengthening circumpolar winds”.  There is very little evidence that “global warming” would actually increase wind. Any change in winds is tenuous and could be cyclic.

However, the trouble with that excuse is that an increase (or change caused by cycles like the AMO/PDO etc)  in circumpolar wind in Antarctica would prevent snow accumulation and cause ablation of the ice surface which would then appear as “melting” and it would be nothing of the sort.

Antarctica Ablation


August 22, 2014

Solar versus Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Anomaly

A request. (I don’t usually do requests)

Solar data from here. I graphed the highlighted items.

#                Quarterly Daily Solar Data
#                         Sunspot       Stanford GOES15
#           Radio  SESC     Area          Solar  X-Ray  ------ Flares ------
#           Flux  Sunspot  10E-6   New     Mean  Bkgd    X-Ray      Optical
#  Date     10.7cm Number  Hemis. Regions Field  Flux   C  M  X  S  1  2  3
2014 07 01  152    154      850      1    -999   B9.6   5  1  0 14  1  0  0


Anomaly means the difference from 1981-2010 average. CMXS just means the number of C,M,X and S class flares added together.


DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar area DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar C DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar CMXS DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar flux DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar M DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar S DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar X DSD_2_Antarctic anomaly  vs  Solar sunspot

June 25, 2014

Sea Ice Update June 25 2014 – Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,444,000 sq km Above ‘Normal’

A quick update for sea ice extent for day 175 of 2014

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 589,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 5 for the day.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,444,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 1 for the day.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -856,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 32 for the day.




June 23, 2014

Sea Ice Update June 23 2014 – Antarctic Climbing Even Higher – Global Still Above 1 SD

A quick update for sea ice extent for day 173 of 2014

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 696,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 4 for the day.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,499,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 1 for the day. That is the 106th daily record for 2014.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -803,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 32 for the day.




May 20, 2014

Antarctica Losing 159 Gigatons Per Year … Tick Tock … only 188,679 years to go

Filed under: Antarctic — sunshinehours1 @ 6:46 AM
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I’m sure you have seen the headlines. The continent of Antarctica is losing 159 gigatons of ice every year now. (Almost all of it where there are volcanoes under the ice)

The world is coming to an end surely if that is happening. (And lets be honest, that is a big IF because the AGW Kult lies)

NSIDC: “The Antarctic Ice Sheet contains 30 million cubic kilometers (7.2 million cubic miles) of ice.”

A gigaton of ice is approximately one cubic kilometer of ice.

So … at 159 gigatons per year, how long before Antarctica melts? That would be 30,000,000 / 159.


188,679 years.


I’m guessing our interglacial will end long before that. And the ice will have stopped melting and started growing.

What the Kult doesn’t tell you is that the minute Antarctica stops melting is the moment most of humanity will start to die because that when the interglacial ends.

And it will end.


Where is the ice loss?


(Image: CPOM/Leeds/ESA)




February 22, 2014

Antarctic Glacier Melted Just as Fast 8,000 Years Ago

Filed under: Antarctic — sunshinehours1 @ 4:33 AM
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The AGW Cult loved the word “unprecedented”. They claim the warming that stopped in 1998 was unprecedented.

It turned out that was not true. Another nail in the coffin for “unprecedented” is this paper.

“Pine Island Glacier, a major outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, has been undergoing rapid thinning and retreat for the past two decades. Here we demonstrate, using glacial-geological and geochronological data, that Pine Island Glacier also experienced rapid thinning during the early Holocene, around 8,000 years ago. Cosmogenic 10Be concentrations in glacially-transported rocks show that this thinning was sustained for decades to centuries at an average rate of more than 100 cm yr−1, comparable to contemporary thinning rates. The most likely mechanism was a reduction in ice shelf buttressing. Our findings reveal that Pine Island Glacier has experienced rapid thinning at least once in the past, and that, once set in motion, rapid ice sheet changes in this region can persist for centuries.”

(h/t Register via GWPF)


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