Saturday, 28 October 2017
The thickness, and thus volume of remaining Arctic sea-ice is much less than we think.
Arctic Sea-Ice is much THINNER
Than we Thought
27 October, 2017
The thickness, and thus volume of remaining Arctic sea-ice is much less than we think
In late winter, what we thought was 3 ft thick ice is actually only about 2.8 ft thick; 2 ft thick ice is really only about 1.5 ft thick.
Ice volumes are lower by 11% to 25% depending on the overall thickness patterns
Terribly significant news, since sea-ice loss means broken persistent jet streams and many more, severe, longer duration extreme weather events.
Arctic sea ice may be declining faster than expected: study
Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than scientists initially predicted
(University of Calgary),
Effect of Snow Salinity on CryoSat-2 Arctic First-Year Sea Ice Freeboard Measurements
(Geophysical Research Letters).
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