Category Archives: Sea Ice

Catatstrophe! Greenland is melting!

According to the BBC and Fox News (among others), Greenland is experiencing heat of 40 degrees above average, causing a huge ice melt. Fox News is calling this a ‘Greenland ice crisis’. This, of course, has little relationship to the … Continue reading

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Largest source of ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet now reversed

The Jakobshavn Isbrae has been the single largest source of mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet over the last 20 years. Since 2016 Jakobshavn has been re-advancing, slowing and thickening. Ocean temperatures in the bay’s upper 250 m have cooled … Continue reading

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Shrinking Glacier in Antarctica

From time to time, articles appear relating to the shrinking glaciers and ice melt in Antarctica, and more specifically in West Antarctica. The Pine Island Glacier has been cited as being of concern. The glacier drains an area of Antarctica … Continue reading

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Less ice in the Arctic 6-7,000 years ago

A study published in 2008 outlines the geomorphology of historic Arctic sediments. The conclusion is that there is considerably more sea-ice in the Arctic than was the case 6-7,000 years ago.

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Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish And Icebergs Melt

“The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the waters too hot, ac- cording to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at Bergen , Norway . … Continue reading

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Extent of sea ice, 1770s

We are fortunate that explorers and navigators such as Capt. James Cook chose to prepare detailed maps of their journeys. Cook ventured through the Bering Straits, and north of Svalbard. He also sailed south into the Antarctic pack-ice. His map … Continue reading

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Arctic sea ice volume growing for 12 years

A data set from the Danish Meteorological Institute: Click to see source data Graph courtesy of www.realclimatescience.com

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