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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Arctic Sea ice well on its way to disappearing this summer, Part II

BLOGGER'S NOTE: This post is an update to the post of June 1, 2008, on the condition of the Arctic Sea ice and Greenland's ice sheet melt.
See here:


From the Cryosphere Today site (run by the Universities of Illinois and Colorado), a comparison of the Arctic on July 9, 2007, and July 9, 2008:

Go to this link and put in dates for comparison -- the most recent day is usually available before the evening:

The image below is from NOAA of global sea surface temperature anomalies on July 10, 2008.

Link to the above image:

The image below is a NOAA graphic of the 500-hPa height anomalies in the Northern Hemisphere on July 2, 2008. Click on the link below the graphic to see the 300-day animation.

Link to past 30-days' animation:

: from Bremen University, a graphic of the Arctic Sea Ice extent, on July 9, 2008 (be sure to click on it in order to see the detail:

BELOW, July 12, 2008:

Link to the graphic above (occasionally data are missing and are represented by grey areas -- normally, these areas will be filled in by the morning of the following day):

BELOW: visual ice cover, July 12, 2008 (from Bremen University).

Link to updated images:

BELOW: a composite satellite photo of Northern Hemisphere high latitudes from July 9, 2008.

Link to photo (NOTE: to see photos from other days from 2008, change the 191 to the number of the day that you want, e.g., 190 is July 8, and so forth):

BELOW: from the Japanese Space Agency, a graphic of Arctic Sea ice extent for the current and past years:

Link to graphic:

BELOW: National Snow and Ice Data Center graph of Arctic Sea ice extent, July 10, 2008:

Link to graph:

I find the image below fascinating (and it is the scariest of all):

Link to updated TLT channel temperature anomalies graph (NOTE: often due to volume of traffic it is not possible to access the link -- try again later):

And, below, find an animation of global surface temperature anomalies for the past 30 days -- most disturbing are the anomalies occurring at Antarctica many of which are much higher than 20 C.

Link to animation above:


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