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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Will the Northwest Passage be open in July 2010?

Will the Northwest Passage be open in July 2010?

It is nearly unbelievable, but have a look at this graphic from today, July 13, 2010 (please click on the image to see the details):


ccpo said...

Cryosphere hasn't updated for four days or more. Can' get into Bremen. Any insight?

And where did that image come from?


Tenney Naumer said...

These images only stay up for a day, so I save them to my harddrive. The most recent is available on the Danish site here:

They used to also post the water temp satellite graphics, but I think that that satellite went offline due to lack of funding or something, this year.

Tenney Naumer said...

btw, I have a friend in Moscow that I spoke to via skype video yesterday, and I could see her daughter-in-law running around behind her in next to nothing because the temp was 35 °C.

Laura said...

The high forecast for Tiksi, Russia tomorrow is 84 degrees F. That's well inside the arctic circle and one of the northernmost reporting stations. They do get wacky highs and lows there.

Tenney Naumer said...

Permafrost, thermokarst lakes, methane hydrates, oh boy!