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August 29, 2014

Global Sea Ice Extent Aug 29 2014 – 0.4% Below ‘Normal’

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 7:42 PM

Global Sea Ice Extent Aug 29 2014 – -98,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 240. Data here.

global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_240_1981-2010


global_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_240_1981-2010

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 29 2014 – Flattening Out

Filed under: Arctic Sea Ice,Arctic Sea Ice Extent,NSIDC — sunshinehours1 @ 6:42 PM
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Arctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 29 2014 – -1,068,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 240. Data here.

arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_240_1981-2010


arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_240_1981-2010

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 29 2014 – The Big U Continues

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 29 2014 – 970,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 240. Data here.

After falling below 2013’s record setting pace for a few days, 2014 is now back in daily record territory. 159th daily record for the year.


antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_240_1981-2010


antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_240_1981-2010

MASIE Arctic Aug 29 2014 – Smallish Melt – Central Arctic Up

Aug 29 2014  MASIE Update – Smallish Melt – Central Arctic Up

Data here.  Click for bigger.

MASIE Central_Arctic Freeze.Melt as of 2014240

MASIE Northern_Hemisphere Freeze.Melt as of 2014240

MASIE Arctic Ice Extent as of 2014-240

Region 153 days ago End Last 152 Last 28 Last 14 Last 7 Last 3 Last 1
East Siberian Sea 1,087,137 526,531 -560,606 -403,086 -135,058 -57,657 -20,196 -9,184
Kara Sea 933,859 141,560 -792,300 -208,394 -61,807 -19,750 -22,995 -9,136
Hudson Bay 1,260,903 42,660 -1,218,243 -126,611 -50,283 -7,223 -7,078 -8,785
Barents Sea 645,917 146,158 -499,759 53,791 35,795 22,362 8,900 -5,406
Greenland Sea 603,416 237,962 -365,454 -114,575 -42,848 -16,280 -7,868 -5,337
Beaufort Sea 1,070,445 719,292 -351,153 -127,641 -57,714 14,690 7,173 -3,917
Laptev Sea 897,845 23,140 -874,705 -224,482 -37,409 4,939 3,417 -1,987
Chukchi Sea 966,006 369,392 -596,614 -237,721 -129,618 -45,495 -36,169 -426
Baffin Bay Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,688,530 14,444 -1,674,087 -62,523 -465 4,183 -2,978 0
Bering Sea 697,324 0 -697,324 0 0 0 0 0
Baltic Sea 15,337 0 -15,337 0 0 0 0 0
Sea of Okhotsk 853,240 0 -853,240 0 0 0 0 0
Yellow Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canadian Archipelago 853,214 512,969 -340,245 -176,859 -25,011 -4,652 -980 7,418
Central Arctic 3,221,921 2,991,393 -230,528 -215,618 -101,321 -33,385 -7 9,660
Northern Hemisphere (Total) 14,805,115 5,726,644 -9,078,471 -1,843,719 -605,737 -138,268 -78,780 -27,101
NH (Average Loss per Day) -59,336 -65,847 -43,267 -19,753 -26,260 -27,101

August 28, 2014

MASIE Arctic Aug 28 2014 – Last 7 Days Up and Down – Barents Sea Unusual

Aug 28 2014  MASIE Update – The last 7 days have been up and down. 6 regions gained over last day (see at bottom) and 5 of those have a positive change over 3 days.

Data here.  Click for bigger.

See how bizarre the Barents Sea is compare to previous 4 years.:

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MASIE Northern_Hemisphere Freeze.Melt as of 2014239

MASIE Arctic Ice Extent as of 2014-239

Region 152 days ago End Last 151 Last 28 Last 14 Last 7 Last 3 Last 1
Kara Sea 933,859 150,696 -783,163 -197,441 -56,246 -6,863 -15,760 -7,781
East Siberian Sea 1,087,137 535,715 -551,422 -399,480 -160,613 -52,800 -24,345 -5,451
Chukchi Sea 966,006 369,819 -596,188 -243,128 -135,602 -55,842 -35,034 -3,888
Baffin Bay Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,688,530 14,444 -1,674,087 -62,007 -6,262 4,287 4,201 -2,470
Greenland Sea 603,416 243,299 -360,116 -113,522 -36,738 -5,499 -2,979 -136
Bering Sea 697,324 0 -697,324 0 0 0 0 0
Baltic Sea 15,337 0 -15,337 0 0 0 0 0
Sea of Okhotsk 853,240 0 -853,240 0 0 0 0 0
Yellow Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canadian Archipelago 853,214 505,552 -347,663 -189,321 -47,791 -5,478 -9,943 1,398
Central Arctic 3,221,921 2,981,734 -240,188 -228,505 -136,325 -47,407 1,203 2,145
Beaufort Sea 1,070,445 723,209 -347,236 -115,035 -66,257 19,482 11,937 5,847
Hudson Bay 1,260,903 51,445 -1,209,458 -113,934 -41,690 -7,698 1,707 6,169
Barents Sea 645,917 151,565 -494,353 67,628 39,410 42,304 19,985 7,908
Laptev Sea 897,845 25,126 -872,718 -236,263 -53,555 6,063 3,703 9,965
Northern Hemisphere (Total) 14,805,115 5,753,745 -9,051,370 -1,831,007 -701,669 -109,452 -45,325 13,705
NH (Average Loss per Day) -59,548 -65,393 -50,119 -15,636 -15,108 13,705

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 28 2014 – U turn?

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 28 2014 – 892,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 239. Data here.

 


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antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_239_1981-2010

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 28 2014 – Highest In Last 8 Years

Filed under: Arctic Sea Ice,Arctic Sea Ice Extent,NSIDC — sunshinehours1 @ 7:36 AM
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Arctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 28 2014 – -1,075,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 239. Data here.

2006 was the last time Arctic Sea Ice Extent was higher for day 239.


arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_239_1981-2010


arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_239_1981-2010

Europe To Burn Dirty Filthy Lignite Instead of Clean Fracked Natural Gas (or Nuclear)

Green fanatics have worked really, really hard to prevent fracking in Europe. And to shut down nuclear power plants.

So what happens? A huge number of lignite power plants are being built. Lignite is filthy coal. High CO2 coal.  Lignite produces 80% more CO2 per kWh than natural gas.

Stupid Green Policies have consequences.

Lignite – also known as brown coal – power stations currently make up more than 10% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions. Greenpeace said that if Europe is to continue to play its part in keeping the world within the internationally accepted limit of 2C of warming, 90% of the carbon contained in its lignite reserves must remain buried.

Despite this, lignite-fuelled power stations are still being built, locking in consumption of the fuel for decades. There are 19 such facilities in various stages of approval, planning or construction in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. Greenpeace figures show these new projects alone would emit almost 120m tonnes of CO2 every year – equivalent to three-quarters of the annual carbon output of the UK’s energy sector. The average lifespan for a coal power station is about 40 years, meaning the plants could release nearly 5bn tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.”

 

http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/guardian-panic-over-new-coal-power-stations/

August 27, 2014

Arctic Record Reminder

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 11:49 PM

With Arctic Minimum near (witin 3 weeks or so) I thought I would show the Min , Max , Day of Min, Day of Max and Average Anomaly (from 1981-2010 average)

Year Min Max Day of Max Day of Min Avg Anomaly
1979 6.89236 16.56457 60 264 0.69
1980 7.52476 16.25042 65 249 0.69
1981 6.88784 15.71365 73 253 0.49
1982 7.15423 16.27475 58 256 0.81
1983 7.19145 16.33207 73 251 0.69
1984 6.39916 15.76157 78 260 0.27
1985 6.4799 16.11716 76 250 0.35
1986 7.12351 16.11934 69 249 0.56
1987 6.89159 16.21724 52 245 0.62
1988 7.04905 16.24163 70 255 0.54
1989 6.88931 15.72295 65 265 0.33
1990 6.0191 16.21077 71 264 0.06
1991 6.26027 15.58803 56 259 0.12
1992 7.16324 15.53258 72 251 0.47
1993 6.15699 16.00491 72 249 0.29
1994 6.92645 15.72226 61 248 0.37
1995 5.98945 15.32238 59 252 -0.22
1996 7.15283 15.42074 52 254 0.2
1997 6.61353 15.63647 79 246 0.03
1998 6.29922 16.02091 56 260 0.12
1999 5.68009 15.55755 89 255 0.06
2000 5.9442 15.44482 63 255 -0.13
2001 6.56774 15.66664 63 262 -0.04
2002 5.62456 15.57345 68 256 -0.27
2003 5.97198 15.58678 80 260 -0.24
2004 5.77608 15.25548 70 263 -0.39
2005 5.31832 14.94615 71 265 -0.73
2006 5.74877 14.73298 70 257 -0.86
2007 4.1607 14.78963 69 257 -1.15
2008 4.55469 15.30522 58 262 -0.66
2009 5.05488 15.16275 61 255 -0.7
2010 4.59918 15.28449 90 262 -0.92
2011 4.33028 14.67084 66 251 -1.15
2012 3.36973 15.25102 64 260 -1.24
2013 5.07709 15.14275 73 256 -0.74
2014 5.61728 14.96031 79 ??? ???

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 27 2014 – 856,000 sq km above Normal

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Aug 27 2014 – 856,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 238. Data here.

antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_238_1981-2010


antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_238_1981-2010

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