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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Arctic Sea Ice status: June 29, 2008


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From the University of Bremen's site, June 29, 2008:
http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/amsr/arctic_AMSRE_nic.png


Quikscat Ice Mask from NOAA, June 29, 2008 -- have a look at the Hudson Bay compared to yesterday -- even though the ice seems to have disappeared, apparently, it is still hanging around, but it is really thinning very quickly:
http://science.natice.noaa.gov/scienceDisplay.htm?prod=nowcast&hem=n&thumb=n&alg=qs&search=imsk



It would appear that there are satellite images and then there are satellite images -- of note is the strong melting going on in north-northeastern Greenland:


Link: http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/ice_image21/D08180.NHEAVEH.GIF

OK, and someone please tell me that the grey patch there in the middle of Greenland is not an area of melt, like the one that formed on Antarctica in 2005:

Link: http://igloo.atmos.uiuc.edu/cgi-bin/test/print.sh?fm=06&fd=29&fy=2007&sm=06&sd=29&sy=2008



Above: temperatures on June 28, 2008

Below: temperatures on June 29, 2008. Notice that there is only one area of the Arctic that is below freezing, near Siberia. Alert, on Ellesmere Island, went to 17.2 C (63 F).



500-hPa Height Anomalies -- 30-day animation


Link to animation (updated daily, I think): http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/intraseasonal/z500_nh_anim.shtml

2 comments:

Kevin Johnstone said...

Really enjoy your posts Tenney.

Found the site via your posts on RC and it was well worth the time to come over and have a look. You've already shown me many sources of information to help me in my own quest for knowledge on what's happening.

Keep up the good work. I'll be certainly be reading

Cassandra_Moderna said...

Thanks so much, Kevin.

N.B. Usually, on the last few days of the month, I do not post much of anything new because once the new month begins, the titles of the previous month's posts disappear from the screen -- so, I just hold off until the first few days of the new month.