Skip to comments.Melt may explain Antarctica's sea ice expansion
Posted on 04/01/2013 7:03:44 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg
Climate change is expanding Antarctica's sea ice, according to a scientific study in the journal Nature Geoscience.
The paradoxical phenomenon is thought to be caused by relatively cold plumes of fresh water derived from melting beneath the Antarctic ice shelves.
This melt water has a relatively low density, so it accumulates in the top layer of the ocean.
The cool surface waters then re-freeze more easily during Autumn and Winter.
This explains the observed peak in sea ice during these seasons, a team from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in De Bilt says in its peer-reviewed paper.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Your calender may show 2013, but we are living 1984!
Epicycle upon epicycle.
Funny. April Fools, I'm guessing.
There is MORE ice because the ice is MELTING. This is known as the Brooklyn Bridge Theory in the environmental government grant circles.
You can stop reading right there. There is nothing intelligent to follow, and you will be stupider for having read it.
they are making this up as they go along.
Really grasping at straws aren’t they!!!
Turtles all the way down...
You know there is a super secret memo somewhere deep in the bowels of the Ministry of Truth that says: "Shit, Google Earth has screwed us. Any internet jackweed can measure the arctic ice now. Quick we need a theory to explain why the ice is expanding or we all lose our jobs!"
Up is down. Black is white. Man-made climate change is real.
Uhm, fresh water is LESS dense than salt. It would float on top.
It is like a child explaining how something got broken.
In other words, warm is cold.
That's exactly what the third sentence of the summary says.
If the United States can spend its way to prosperity, and giving guns to violent Mexican drug gangs reduces violence, then
of course there is more ice because the ice is melting.
“Climate change is expanding Antarctica’s sea ice, according to a scientific study in the journal Nature Geoscience.”
Gotta hedge your bets.
I must be old, I remember when climate change was called weather.
Only difference is that on Free Republic the understanding is free, but in Goobermint circles that study cost Millions!
Warning!!!! Do not read the article!!! Your IQ WILL fall and you will become dizzy and may faint causing possible injury or death!!
The above excerpt is from the “peer review paper”. I'm not sure what it means. Looks like to me that because of “global warming”, the Antarctic is getting less snow. Because it's colder? Someone please help....
When already proven wrong, just call it a ‘paradox’.
A short article, but a fine crop of weasel words:
“is thought to be”
“other plausible explanations”
This is a desperate attempt to explain why all their models are wrong and why what they see is the opposite of what they predicted.
Perhaps the ice is expanding because there has been no global warming for 15 years and it is getting colder in the Antarctic.
I will make it simple for the the Global Warmists.
1. Cause = Colder Antarctic.
2. Effect = More Ice (It works that way in my freezer)
Click on the link to see map of cooling and warming in the Antarctic.
Click on this link for more recent data on Antarctic cooling.
Global Warmest are deeply saddened.
Old news. They’ve been claiming global warming is causing more ice for at least 10 years.
We can’t win with these people. They move the goal lines at without shame.
Now, it's called "politics."
To measure this phenomenon would be very easy. All that would be needed is to measure the salt content of the new winter freeze ice of the ice shelf. This would precisely determine what percentage is sea water and new melt water. I notice the article did not explore this. My conclusion is they did not explore this area of research because they knew what they were postulating was pure BULL SH--.
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