Skip to comments.Sea Ice extent greater than average extent
Posted on 04/11/2012 7:04:51 AM PDT by Kinsingmonster
Sea ice extent has been above average for about two weeks now. No big deal, but worth a mention. Please see the attached link from The Cryosphere Today page, published by the University of Illinois.
You didn't need the link. The article was finished right there.
The chart was worthwhile. Thanks for posting the link.
Apparently, the sea is joining in the Titanic centennial.
And now it’s plunging like a rock. Already below 2010 levels,,,about even, so far, with 2009 and 2008 levels.
It’s thin, so it will disappear fast. Very little multi-year (2 or more years) ice left.
“ICEBERG RIGHT AHEAD”
April 10th marked the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail.
I have a relative who has remarked on more than one occasion that the sinking of the Titanic was one of God’s ways to even things out among people.
Of course ice extent is going to “plunge like a rock.” It always does in the summer in the arctic. However, as in 2010, it’s starting the season having reached the long-term average at this time of year. So maybe this will be a year of recover? It’s impossible to tell at this point, but it’s highly unlikely it will disappear completely over summer.
The link is the source of my factual comment.
You are only looking at arctic sea ice. I am talking about all sea ice. both arctic and antartic.... More than the 30 year average combined.
Link to simply source the comment.
and in the immortal words of Breitbart..... "SO WHAT?"