Wednesday, 1 August 2018

High temperatures along the west coast of North America are clearing out the ice in the Beaufort Sea

Beaufort Sea Ice Sees Rapid Melt as Warm Air Invades



Robertscribbler reports an extension of extreme heat running up the west coast to the Beautfort Sea.




Extension of extreme heat up the west coast to the Beautfort Sea. Temperatures along US West are much warmer than usual – anomlaies are 3 – 15 degrees above average.




Temperatures along US West are much warmer than usual – anomlaies are 3 – 15 degrees above average.

Temperatures In the McKenzie Basin temp have reached 26C and in Northern Alaska in 23C

Sea temperatures are approximately 10 C warmer in the Chuckchi Sea which has pounded sea ice in the region melting the ice.



Here is the latest chart of sea ice thickness from the Beautfort Sea from the US navy

Here is a GIF of the changes.


 
And a view of the region from NASA satellite.

Here is a view of sea ice concentration which shows the disappearance of ice clearly.


 
And this sea temperature anomaly chart shows the extreme heat present on the Atlantic side.

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