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CryoSat shows Arctic sea ice volume up 50% from last year
Watts Up with That ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Anthony Watts

Posted on 02/05/2014 1:32:59 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice has significantly increased this past autumn.

The volume of ice measured this autumn is about 50% higher compared to last year. In October 2013, CryoSat measured about 9000 cubic km of sea ice – a notable increase compared to 6000 cubic km in October 2012.

Over the last few decades, satellites have shown a downward trend in the area of Arctic Ocean covered by ice. However, the actual volume of sea ice has proven difficult to determine because it moves around and so its thickness can change.

CryoSat was designed to measure sea-ice thickness across the entire Arctic Ocean, and has allowed scientists, for the first time, to monitor the overall change in volume accurately.

About 90% of the increase is due to growth of multiyear ice – which survives through more than one summer without melting – with only 10% growth of first year ice. Thick, multiyear ice indicates healthy Arctic sea-ice cover.

This year’s multiyear ice is now on average about 20%, or around 30 cm, thicker than last year. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at wattsupwiththat.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: arctic; arcticocean; cryosat; esa; ice

1 posted on 02/05/2014 1:32:59 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Don’t let data fool you — the dogma remains the same.


2 posted on 02/05/2014 1:34:22 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Whataya mean? The data SUPPORTS global warming... it always does!


3 posted on 02/05/2014 1:35:17 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Al Bore is deeply saddened.
4 posted on 02/05/2014 1:35:43 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I blame fracking.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 1:36:01 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Some serious ice on the great lakes this year too.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 1:37:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Who you gonna believe, Michael Mann or your lyin’ eyes?


7 posted on 02/05/2014 1:38:25 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Henny Penny is going to be pi$$ed.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 1:41:57 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: cripplecreek

Great Lakes shipping will be fun when they try and start up again in March.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 1:45:33 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: NoCmpromiz
Ping.
we my have to reduce the power of the energy extraction beam...they are beginning to notice.
10 posted on 02/05/2014 1:50:51 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is climate change. Colder weather is brought on by global warming, just like global warming is brought on by people. Too many sweating human bodies. Need something like Obamacare to reduce the old, the young and the diseased/
(Sarcasm)


11 posted on 02/05/2014 1:51:31 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: mylife

You laugh but there is evidence that fracking has opened pockets of the Hughes Bosons. The primeval particles were separated from decaying radio active elements geologic ages ago.

Over time the particles permeated the lower mantle and then over vast areas were resisted by the selenium trichloride found in much of the shale. They were forced together into pockets that were released into the extracted gas by the tiny fractures.Once on the surface they permeate the various containment vessels still in the clumps.

The precise method has not yet been determined but it is believed that the concentrations of Bosons in the atmosphere produce extreme thinning of CO2 resulting in conductive loss through the hole. Trisometric surveys are being conducted to measure the effect


12 posted on 02/05/2014 1:52:07 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Brad from Tennessee


13 posted on 02/05/2014 1:52:14 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Brad from Tennessee
That ain't what JAXA says: http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm
14 posted on 02/05/2014 1:52:46 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yes. Maybe. But ALGORE says it probably is the “bad” kind of ice, and not the “good” polar bear kind of ice.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 1:53:26 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: SpinnerWebb

Thanks for link.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 1:59:12 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

An “Inconvenient Truth”.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 2:00:14 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: miliantnutcase
Looking at my daily satellite photos it looks like Superior is about 80% covered with floe ice and a solid sheet covering a considerable swathe at the eastern end. Looks like most of Georgian bay is froze over with Lake Huron being almost covered with floe ice. Michigan is largely open but there is considerable floe ice and the straits of Mackinac are froze solid. Erie is pretty much froze over and Ontario is the most open.

From the day before yesterday.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 2:02:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

When the warmists come up against data that contradicts their theories, they change the data. They’ve done this again and again. You can expect some type of error to suddenly be discovered in the Arctic sea ice data, requiring adjustments to bring it in line with the global warming religion.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 2:02:36 PM PST by Stevenc131
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’m not supporting JAXA... notice the big bold note that they “adjusted” their data back in September....

No doubt to skew it back down some.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 2:04:43 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

More “Evidence”of Man-Caused Globval Warming?Oh,that’s right,there is NO EVIDENCE;just”CONCENSUS”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 02/05/2014 2:11:41 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Fukushima! Fukushima is what done it.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 2:13:26 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: MrB
Whataya mean? The data SUPPORTS global warming... it always does!

Exactly!

Unusually warm weather - that's man-caused global warming!

Unusually cool weather - that's insignificant or that supports rapid climate change!

Unusually dry weather - that drought is AGW caused!

Unusually wet weather - that is AGW again!

More storms? The models predicted that! AGW!

Fewer storms? The models predicted that! AGW!

Unfortunately the above is not satire, it is all too true. I have quite literally heard every single one of these. The upshot is, no matter what happens, the AGW and their newer incarnation as rapid climate change believers try to use any and every single weather event and statistic as "proof" of their agenda. It would be funny and sad at the same time if they weren't so serious about it.

23 posted on 02/05/2014 2:14:19 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Well, there goes my pineapple plantation in Michigan.......................


24 posted on 02/05/2014 2:20:16 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh wow is that gonna jam up things in my neck of the woods come spring! I’m also wondering what the 50 or so inches of snow we’ve gotten this winter will do when it melts. By the way cripple how much “global warming” did you get today? We only got 4” or 5” inches up here but the blowing and drifting made a mess of things for a while.

CC


25 posted on 02/05/2014 2:32:39 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

We got 5 or 6 inches early this morning.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 2:33:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SpinnerWebb

It looks as if CryoSat is volume and JAXA is area.


27 posted on 02/05/2014 2:51:18 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Right Wing Assault

28 posted on 02/05/2014 3:04:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bert

” pockets of the Hughes Bosons.”

What’s wrong with Huge Bosoms? Do you not like beautiful woman?


29 posted on 02/05/2014 3:08:38 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
That is phenomenal year to year. Are they saying 40 % increase in multi year ice ?
30 posted on 02/05/2014 3:10:14 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Right Wing Assault; SpinnerWebb
Following the link, CryoSat says:

"While this increase in volume is welcome, it does not indicate a reversal in the long-term trend."

31 posted on 02/05/2014 3:16:55 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: bert
That all sounded so sciencey. Whatever you said, has a compelling ring of truthiness to it. I certainly don't want to appear skeptical; so put me down as a true believer.
32 posted on 02/05/2014 3:18:35 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: moose07
we my have to reduce the power of the energy extraction beam...

Think you're correct. I'll get right on it as soon as I find my hockey stick...

33 posted on 02/05/2014 3:22:16 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: justa-hairyape

From article:

CryoSat was designed to measure sea-ice thickness across the entire Arctic Ocean, and has allowed scientists, for the first time, to monitor the overall change in volume accurately.

About 90% of the increase is due to growth of multiyear ice – which survives through more than one summer without melting – with only 10% growth of first year ice. Thick, multiyear ice indicates healthy Arctic sea-ice cover.

This year’s multiyear ice is now on average about 20%, or around 30 cm, thicker than last year.


34 posted on 02/05/2014 3:31:30 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That sounds better. Can believe 20 % in one year.

So we are about 20 % colder then one year ago.


35 posted on 02/05/2014 5:09:25 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: bert

Are those the same Bosons that Howard Hughes used to own? Are they big and shaggy with horns and humps?


36 posted on 02/05/2014 6:39:29 PM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Uh-oh, more ice means MORE WATER!!! We’ll all DROWWWWWN!

Thanks Brad from Tennessee.


37 posted on 02/05/2014 7:34:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yep, and when the ice melts in a glass the water overflows... well, at least according to Al Gore.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 6:38:24 AM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: cripplecreek

Where’d you get that picture?


39 posted on 02/06/2014 9:58:25 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

NASA

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/data/near-real-time-data/visualization/worldview


40 posted on 02/06/2014 10:08:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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