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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Arctic Sea Ice Conditions, July 8, 2009: It's all bad news, isn't it?

It's all bad news, isn't it?

With the latest data published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory from the ICEsat showing that the thickness of the Arctic Sea ice has gone from primarily multi-year ice to "seasonal" ice, we can be pretty sure that we will be looking at an ice-free Arctic Sea during the summer months, in the not-too-distant future.

Link to NASA-JPL News Release:

NEWS RELEASE: 2009-107 July 7, 2009

New NASA Satellite Survey Reveals Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Thinning

The main thrust of the notice is to say that it is all over but the shouting -- and no one is saying what sort of "weather" or time frame would be required to reverse the sea ice loss and go back to the good ol' days of the 1980s.

Now, I am waiting for the publication of articles that describe the atmospheric conditions over the North Pole and how they are changing now that what used to be a large cap of cold air permanently hanging over the pole (relatively speaking) is really pretty much gone.


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