Tuesday, 30 July 2019

A report on Arctic ice - 29 July, 2019


Signs of MAJOR melt of 

Arctic sea ice


In the past few days the sea ice extent has crossed over into the record-low territory. I would expect this to become more so in the coming days
 This is sea ice concentration


What is most interesting about this .gif from the US Navy site is the FORECAST. Have a look.



A screenshot of the forecast for 5 August, 2019



This are sea surface temperature anomalies - all that warm water will be under the ice.


And temperature anomalies


And absolute temperature - well above zero in the Arctic Basin


Looking at NASA Worldview we can see many signs of melt, including signs of ice breaking up inside the 80N circle.

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The Beaufort Sea yesterday. Judging by the scale the blue water goes out 400+ km




Beaufort Sea. This breaking-up of ice extends to just short of the 80 deg N point

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In the Barents Sea within 80 deg N latitude.This is hundreds of kilometers



This is north of Central Siberia well within the 80 deg N latitude


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Well within the 80 deg N circle.

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