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Record warm Arctic

HBS Guy

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One massive record:

In the Laptev Sea, 2020 finally took a new absolute record.
:'(


1. 2020 379 km2
2. 2014 887 km2
3. 2018 9031 km2
4. 2013 11830 km2
5. 2011 14157 km2
6. 2012 21509 km2
Laptev Sea is off the coast of Siberia.
 

HBS Guy

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DMI graph shows temperature has dropped to just below the 0°C line, still to warm for sea water to freeze.

Some severe winds may yet drive a lot of ice out the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean is pushing further into the Arctic Ocean.
 

HBS Guy

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MilesAway

Bongalong
One massive record:



Laptev Sea is off the coast of Siberia.
I remember that post: I think someone questioned those figures a few posts further down because I fell off my chair when I saw them....

...although I do have a sneaking suspicion they are correct and something very serious is going on🤾
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
I mean, how can 3rd place be an order of magnitude out from 2nd place?

That shitt requires explanation, NOW 🤔
 

HBS Guy

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It seems that the Arctic is about to be hit by storms—forecast maps show a lot if very tight isobars indicating a steep pressure gradient that will cause strong winds. First place may unfortunately happen this year meaning thin ice will form this NH winter, indicating a bigger melt next year. Maybe not if we do get a La Nina but thin ice is so easy to melt or break up and export down the Framm Strait to oblivion.
 

HBS Guy

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August was hot! (Well, for the Arctic it was.)



Look at all the record heat! +2.5°C, phew!
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
That's what I was thinking,... First time bloody ever🤾
Also, I couldn't figure out how to post the graph....

But, fuck yeh,... First time bloody ever: it's slightly freaking me out a little bit because freezing-degree-day wise it doesn't really mean much but phenomena wise it's means a massive Fucking deal because of the time of year.
This will be one of the thematic moments of this melting season to compare to others, no doubt.

No fucking doubt buddy 😂🤔🤸🤔🤣!!!!!
agree
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Yes.. and it means big changes to normal weather patterns... I can see that clearly.

Sooner or later.. hopefully later but more likely sooner the heat will spread even further/////// into Antarctica.

Now I know this is a topic about the Arctic Ice losses, and it definitely will have a 'ripple effect' on ocean currents and consequent changes to rainfall and this will affect us ,. The government appears to have no PLAN.. but it is good to know there are smart people out there.
 

HBS Guy

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Yes, the less summer ice the more the Arctic ocean warms and the more it warms the more water evaporates.
 

HBS Guy

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The Jet Stream will weaken, even disappear and air will move in and out of the Arctic with little hindrance.
 

HBS Guy

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August 2020 sea ice extent averaged 5.08 million square kilometers (1.96 million square miles), placing it at third lowest in the satellite record for the month. This was 360,000 square kilometers (139,000 square miles) above the record low set in 2012. As of September 1, Arctic sea ice extent stood at 4.26 million square kilometers (1.64 million square miles), the second lowest extent for that date in the satellite passive microwave record that started in 1979.
https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

According to the Forum me and DRAH have been following sea ice extent has dropped below 4m square kilometres. Another big milestone. Practically no thick ice is left in the Arctic and all the straits in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago have melted out so Arctic ice can move out of the Arctic south to oblivion down those straights.
 
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