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    Arctic Report Card: Cryosphere



    " The 12 lowest extents of summer Arctic sea ice have occurred in the past 12 years, according to Donald Perovich of Dartmouth College, US, lead author of the report’s sea ice chapter. The 2018 winter extent is the second lowest on record and the minimum summer extent the sixth lowest.

    “Sea ice continues to be younger, thinner, and less stable,” said Perovich, adding that “ice over four years of age makes up only 1% of the Arctic ice pack. The oldest ice has declined by 95% in the past 33 years”. The younger ice reflects back less solar radiation, contributing to further warming.

    In the Bering Sea, ice reached an all-time record low for virtually the entire winter, Perovich told reporters. During two weeks in February 2018, usually the time of greatest ice growth, the Bering Sea lost around 215,000 square km of ice.

    Perovich and his colleagues attribute the loss to persistent southerly circulation that brought in warm air and surface water temperatures that pushed sea ice northward. The significance, he said, was that Bering Sea ice supports one of America’s most valuable commercial fisheries and is home to a variety of seals, birds, and fish."
    "The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word "understand"."

    Heisenberg
    .....................

    " It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter. " ( Proverbs 25:2 )

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    Originally posted by inertia View Post
    Arctic Report Card: Cryosphere



    " The 12 lowest extents of summer Arctic sea ice have occurred in the past 12 years, according to Donald Perovich of Dartmouth College, US, lead author of the report’s sea ice chapter. The 2018 winter extent is the second lowest on record and the minimum summer extent the sixth lowest.

    “Sea ice continues to be younger, thinner, and less stable,” said Perovich, adding that “ice over four years of age makes up only 1% of the Arctic ice pack. The oldest ice has declined by 95% in the past 33 years”. The younger ice reflects back less solar radiation, contributing to further warming.

    In the Bering Sea, ice reached an all-time record low for virtually the entire winter, Perovich told reporters. During two weeks in February 2018, usually the time of greatest ice growth, the Bering Sea lost around 215,000 square km of ice.

    Perovich and his colleagues attribute the loss to persistent southerly circulation that brought in warm air and surface water temperatures that pushed sea ice northward. The significance, he said, was that Bering Sea ice supports one of America’s most valuable commercial fisheries and is home to a variety of seals, birds, and fish."
    The loss of artic ice, along with the warming of permafrost areas, is certainly alarming.

    I wonder how our children will wonder why there was the resistance to the possibility that the global warming arguments were credible.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by simplicio View Post

      The loss of Arctic ice, along with the warming of permafrost areas, is certainly alarming.

      I wonder how our children will wonder why there was the resistance to the possibility that the global warming arguments were credible.
      - Me too

      Time will eventually reveal the consequences of our current political response. On one hand, we know that nations, corporations, and local cultural standards don't change quickly and frequently overlook or simply ignore the physics of well-established energy balance physics. On the other hand, I read articles about the recent plastic ban in India or an occasional update in clean energy generation and think that people will turn from their old habits. In the near future, and completely out of our control, we should see the effects of another solar minimum where the magnetic field of the sun decreases allowing additional cosmic rays to strike our atmosphere.

      Will this event result in atmospheric cooling?

      The polar ice will reveal the answer and help us with our models.
      Last edited by inertia; 12-19-18, 01:09 PM.
      "The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word "understand"."

      Heisenberg
      .....................

      " It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter. " ( Proverbs 25:2 )

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