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Global Sea Ice Area Above Normal
Arctic Climate Research at the University of IIlinois ^ | 3/30/2012 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 03/30/2012 11:02:52 AM PDT by brookwood

Global Sea Ice has returned to above-normal levels.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; seaice
The sea ice area anomaly in the Arctic is -.23mm square kilometers (area 98% of normal), while the Antarctic anomaly is .408mm square kilometers (area 12% above normal). The Arctic sea ice level has not been above normal since 2005, so a complete recovery from the low of 2007 may be observed in the next few days. Also note that the anomaly is calibrated versus the 1979-2008 mean. Using the mean from 1979-2011, it is already above normal.
1 posted on 03/30/2012 11:02:59 AM PDT by brookwood
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To: brookwood

I would love to get a copy of this since I am out of Kirkland toilet paper at my house!!


2 posted on 03/30/2012 11:04:58 AM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: brookwood

great, just great, how many polar bears will freeze to death now


3 posted on 03/30/2012 11:06:07 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: brookwood

But...but...Algore says its all melting!


4 posted on 03/30/2012 11:06:15 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: brookwood

It looks like the islanders are going to have more real estate they’ll be able to sell. LOL!


5 posted on 03/30/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: brookwood
Ah, the Great Cooling has begun.
6 posted on 03/30/2012 11:09:54 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: brookwood

So, I can’t start my banana plantation in Tennessee yet?...........


7 posted on 03/30/2012 11:14:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: brookwood

Not according to this chart.

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_stddev_timeseries.png


8 posted on 03/30/2012 11:15:47 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Not by fire, but by ice ............

(there is a book by that name that is fascinating reading - not Algore approved)


9 posted on 03/30/2012 11:16:42 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: brookwood

Great News! Now I can move ahead with my investment plans to open up a chain of Kentucky Fried Penguins down south.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 11:18:22 AM PDT by Blado (Hey libs - write in Mick Jagger! He's the more Authentic African-American!)
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To: brookwood

That glowbull warming is insidious stuff!


11 posted on 03/30/2012 11:18:38 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: brookwood

So when can I get my dredge up to Nome?


12 posted on 03/30/2012 11:18:46 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: brookwood

“See, we told you. Climate IS changing.”


13 posted on 03/30/2012 11:18:51 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: brookwood
I am raising venture capital for the Upper Midwest Citrus Growers Commission; and I say these are all lies.
14 posted on 03/30/2012 11:20:27 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: beethovenfan

But...but...Algore says its all melting!

The other day Algore added 5 years to his end of the world date , now it’s 8 years or so , give or take ,maybe ,maybe not the end of the world


15 posted on 03/30/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT by molson209
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To: saganite

Your chart conveniently leaves out any consideration of sea ice coverage during the past decade in determining the average.


16 posted on 03/30/2012 11:26:20 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: saganite
From the NSIDC site: "Through their research, our scientists help further understanding of the many changes that our planet is undergoing."

That or planet is undergoing. Sounds like an agenda being undertaken there. An objective scientist would have better phrased it, "that our planet undergoes" rather than IS undergoing. After all, the planet has undergone and is undergoing changes since the big bang. Just MHO.

17 posted on 03/30/2012 11:30:03 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Mr. Lucky

I know. Using an average of the past decade lowers the average coverage and makes it appear as if we are recovering to normal conditions. Using longer term data when the average coverage was higher is a truer measure of whether or not ice coverage is returning to normal.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 11:42:51 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: mc5cents

—That or planet is undergoing.—

They are just stating the obvious there. Nothing in nature is static.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 11:47:35 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: saganite

Like like you post was ‘Arctic ‘ sea ice, not global sea ice.

Global Sea Ice
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/global.daily.ice.area.withtrend.jpg


20 posted on 03/30/2012 11:51:39 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: saganite

Like like you post was ‘Arctic ‘ sea ice, not global sea ice.

Global Sea Ice
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/global.daily.ice.area.withtrend.jpg


21 posted on 03/30/2012 11:51:52 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: brookwood

Does this mean that Pres**ent Trayvon Obama made the sea go down and our planet begin to heal? /s


22 posted on 03/30/2012 11:58:00 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: saganite

There are 2 measures, “area” and “extent”. The “extent” is the portion where the sea ice is 15% or greater. The “area” is just the portion which is 100% covered. Also there are measurements from different groups, U. of Illinois, NSIDC (National Snow and Ice Data Center)and the Danish Meterological Institute (which is above average now). Plus the graph in your link is just the Arctic - because the Antarctic is above normal it brings the GLOBAL area above normal.
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/global.daily.ice.area.withtrend.jpg


23 posted on 03/30/2012 12:42:34 PM PDT by brookwood (.)
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