[Vision2020] NSIDC Graph & Guardian 11-22-16 'Extraordinarily hot' Arctic temperatures alarm scientists

Ron Force ronforce at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 21:09:48 PST 2016

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On Nov 24, 2016 11:47 AM, "Ted Moffett" <starbliss at gmail.com> wrote:

> The National Snow & Ice Data Center graph pasted in below of Arctic sea
> ice extent reveals what the Guardian article 11-22-16 discusses lower
> down.  For this time of year, the ice is at a record low.  Also, the first
> website below shows Arctic sea ice decline from 1979-2016:
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> Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett
> http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/files/2016/11/Figure3-1.png
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> https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
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> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/22/
> extraordinarily-hot-arctic-temperatures-alarm-scientists
> Tue. 11-22-16
> Extraordinarily hot' Arctic temperatures alarm scientists
> Danish and US researchers say warmer air and sea surface could lead to
> record lows of sea ice at north pole next year
> The Arctic <https://www.theguardian.com/world/arctic> is experiencing
> extraordinarily hot sea surface and air temperatures, which are stopping
> ice forming and could lead to record lows of sea ice at the north pole next
> year, according to scientists.
> Danish and US researchers monitoring satellites and Arctic weather
> stations are surprised and alarmed by air temperatures peaking at what they
> say is an unheard-of 20C higher than normal for the time of year. In
> addition, sea temperatures averaging nearly 4C higher than usual in October
> and November.
> “It’s been about 20C warmer than normal over most of the Arctic Ocean,
> along with cold anomalies of about the same magnitude over north-central
> Asia. This is unprecedented for November,” said research professor Jennifer
> Francis of Rutgers university.
> Temperatures have been only a few degrees above freezing when -25C should
> be expected, according to Francis. “These temperatures are literally off
> the charts for where they should be at this time of year. It is pretty
> shocking. The Arctic has been breaking records all year. It is exciting but
> also scary,” she said.
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