Saturday 30 April 2016

Chronicling the melt of Arctic Ice in Greenland

Harold Hensel continues to chronicle the disappearance of ice in the Arctic.

Someone, at least is doing this work for the Greater Good.

Thank you Harold!

Towards the summer ice melt in the Arctic

This view is on the right side of Greenland. The Ice is flowing into the Greenland Sea. This is the same location for each consecutive image. The purpose is to show the dynamics of the ice flow out of the Arctic Ocean. We may be witnessing the prelude to a nearly ice free Arctic Ocean this summer.

An ice free Arctic Ocean is dangerous. The heat that will be absorbed from the sun, along with heat arriving from the Gulf Stream and rivers, may be enough to thaw out methane hydrates on the Artic Ocean floor. It may also unplug cracks that are stopping geologic or mantel methane from coming up.

This event may turn out to be one of the most significant events in human history. A lot depends on the weather in the Arctic this summer. Why am I sharing this? Because we are all in this together and I want other people to be aware of what is happening.

This is April 9th. The dates are on the lower left hand corner. It is helpful to focus on one iceberg and try to follow it before it disappears.

April 11th. April 10th was cloudy

April 12h

 April 13th
April 14th

It looks like the big chunk on the left moved about 20 miles in one day.

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