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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: http://climatechangepsychology.blogspot.com/2008/06/arctic-sea-ice-well-on-its-way-to.html

BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO ENLARGE THE DETAIL.


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: http://igloo.atmos.uiuc.edu/cgi-bin/test/print.sh?fm=07&fd=09&fy=2007&sm=07&sd=09&sy=2008


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


Link to the above image: http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/PSB/EPS/SST/climo.html


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: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/intraseasonal/z500_nh_anim.shtml


BELOW
: 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): http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/amsr/amsre.html



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

Link to updated images: http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/amsr/arctic_AMSRE_visual.png


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): http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/ice_image21/D08191.NHEAVEH.GIF


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


Link to graphic: http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm


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


Link to graph: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_timeseries.png


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):
http://www.remss.com/msu/msu_data_description.html#figures


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: http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/map/images/fnl/sfctmpmer_01a_30frames.fnl.anim.html

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