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Sea Ice News: Arctic sea ice extent making a sharp right turn
WUWT ^ | 8/3/20011 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 08/03/2011 12:14:53 PM PDT by Signalman

Over the past few days, Arctic sea ice extent has braked dramatically in the daily loss rate and now has made a sharp right turn, which is rather unusual. Here’s the JAXA extent:

What does this mean? The short answer is, probably nothing. When we approach the minimum, and the ice pack becomes more fractured and scattered, it also becomes more susceptible to the vagaries of local and regional wind and weather.

WUWT regular and contributor “Just the facts” suggested in comments that:

One factor appears to be the Greenland Sea, where sea ice began to grow on July 15th and has been trending above average since then.

Clearly, at present, air temperature in the Arctic is not in any way climatologically abnormal, so the reasons for the current extent being low and making erratic turns must lie elsewhere. Wind, soot deposition/albedo, ocean currents, etc. all factor in.

So, while we may have temporarily avoided a new record minimum (as many in the “Serreze death spiral” camp said we are headed to) there’s still the possibility that the plots will turn to the left again, and resume or even accelerate. It all depends on the weather, and the outcome could go either way at this point. Historically, we have about 7 more weeks before the turn upwards as the Arctic begins the slow re-freeze.

Still, it makes for interesting observation and discussion. The WUWT sea ice page has all the latest stats, updated as soon as they are made available.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: arctic; arcticseaice; climatechange; globalwarming

1 posted on 08/03/2011 12:14:55 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman
It all depends on the weather

Doesn't it always?

2 posted on 08/03/2011 12:23:25 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Signalman

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You can’t catch a rabbit till it comes a snow.

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The faster you go, the better you feel.

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Hurry up, cowboys, don’t be slow.

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Hind wheel broke and the axle draggin’.

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Now wave at the gal across from you.

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Swing your honey if it takes all night.

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Paw’s coming home with a little red wagon.

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You won’t go to heaven if you don’t do so.

Hurry up girls, don’t be slow,
kiss the caller before you go

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You’re not as young as you used to be.

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I’ll be home by christmas eve.

I got a gal in Tijuana,
She knows how but she don’t wanna.

I got a wife and she’s a daisy
She won’t work and I’m too lazy.

I got a wife who’s lean and tall,
sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall.

I know a gal, lives on a hill,
She won’t dance but her sister will.

I sold my cow & I sold my calf,
I sold ‘em both for a dollar and a half.

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Feed ‘em on oats and a bale of hay.

It ain’t a goin’ to rain,
It ain’t a goin’ to snow,
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I’d swing a girl with a dimple in her chin.

Jenny is sweet, and Sally is a good’n,
I want the girl with tapioca puddin’.

Ladies to their seats and gents all foller
Thank the fiddler and kiss the caller

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And you promenade to beat the band.

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Swing your honey go round and round.

Mary can stand up, Molly can fiddle,
I want Judy, cuz she’s in the middle.

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Meet the little gal with the run-down shoe.

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Allemande left with old Prune Face

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any old way but upside down.

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Lift her feet right off the ground.

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‘Till the heel of your boot makes a hole in the ground.

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put her in the toilet and flush her down.
This one is obviously politically incorrect.

Swing your partner round and round,
‘til the hole in yer head makes a whistling sound.

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With a pocket full of rocks to hold you down.

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Swing on the corner like swinging on a gate.

The good girls walk, the bad girls ride,
Come on bad girl, my car’s outside.

The little banty rooster told the little banty hen,
I’ll meet you around the corner at about a half past ten.

The whip held high, the reins a bit slack,
Promenade home on the same old track.

This one’s pretty, so is Frank,
But I’ll take my gal to the water tank.

Tie up the dogs and kill the cats
Now double the dose, that’s tough on rats.

Tighten up the belly band, loosen up the traces,
All join hands we’re off to the races.

Tighten up the bellybands and looses up the traces,
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Two old maids lying in the sand,
Each one wishin’ the other was a man.

Up the river and around the bend,
All join hands, we’re gone again.

We don’t care just how we look,
‘cause we’re gonna have our picture took.

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He kicked me flat, he ain’t no fool.

Wipe off your chin, pull down your vest
And swing that girl that you love the best.

You take Angela and her sister, Kate,
I’ll be with Babs and we’ll be out late.

You take Sally, and I’ll take Sue,
We’ll take ‘em back like we always do.

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You swing me and I’ll swing you.

Your right foot up and left foot down
Hurry up there, or you’ll never get around.

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she’s 6 foot tall, 5 foot wide,
Promenade go round the land,
big fat girl and little tiny man

Butterflies have wings of gold;
Moths have wings of flame;
Bed bugs don’t have wings at all
But they get there just the same.

I went to go pick up my girl,
She met me at the door,
Her shoes and stockings in her hand,
Her face all over the floor.

Mary had a little lamb,
You’ve heard this one before...
And so she passed her dinner plate,
And had a little more.

Raccoon’s tail got a ring around;
Possum’s tail is bare;
Rabbit ain’t got no tail at all,
Just a little old hunk of hair.

Who’s that girl with the red dress on
Some folks call her Dinah
She just stole my heart away
Down in Carolina

3 posted on 08/03/2011 12:40:34 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sorry. That was a little long.

4 posted on 08/03/2011 12:54:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Signalman

If you want to stop this ice berg all you gotta to do is fork over your money to algore and stop being an extremist,racist,kidnapper,terrorist,schitzoid,taliban,hobbit-American.

5 posted on 08/03/2011 1:25:54 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Way to kill a thread.

6 posted on 08/03/2011 1:38:36 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

There was one post in the 25 minutes before me.

And you were able to post, off topic.

7 posted on 08/03/2011 1:52:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Signalman

Does this mean investing in a shipping company planning on using the Northwest Passage is a good idea ? >PS

8 posted on 08/03/2011 2:37:24 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: Parmy

They found the iceberg that sank the USS Obama !

9 posted on 08/03/2011 5:18:48 PM PDT by o2bfree
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