Antarctic sea ice sets new high In May

Posted: June 4, 2015 by oldbrew in Analysis, Dataset, sea ice
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Tabular iceberg in the Weddell Sea [credit: British Antarctic Survey]

Tabular iceberg in the Weddell Sea [credit: British Antarctic Survey]

These Antarctic headlines are becoming almost routine, but still worth noting in view of all the propaganda telling us the world is supposed to be warming.

This is a comparison of data for the month of May only, stretching back to 1979. In the files linked at the end of the report (see ‘Source’ in original), there are separate figures for ‘extent’ and ‘area’, with an explanation of the difference (see Arctic file).

The lowest May figures (since 1979) for both polar regions were recorded in 2006, but the Antarctic was 12% above the long-term May average this year.

Report: Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New High In May.

  1. oldbrew says:

    Not warming in Greenland either – at least not this year.

    ‘Temperatures in the capital of Greenland have been the coldest on record’

  2. Richard111 says:

    OB, I find the low melt a bit strange. Captured a pic from Tasiilaq webcam back in February…

    Lots of melt now… (sun in camera just now)

  3. oldbrew says:

    Richard: Nuuk is on the west coast, Tasiilaq east.

  4. Richard111 says:

    Ah.. thought he was extending his claim to all of Greenland. 🙂

  5. ren says:

    It is already visible blockade of the southern polar vortex at the height of about 20 km (where there is the greatest ionization of ozone). GCR high.

  6. ren says:

    Diagram of distribution in time and distance of hydroacoustic earthquake locations. The time axis is the entire 2 year hydrophone deployment, distance is in km uprift along Bransfield neovolcanic zone, with Deception Island as the reference point. (bottom) Earthquakes with temporal clustering in eight distinct swarms occurring at the volcanic centers, with each earthquake cluster color coded to appropriate volcanic center. Swarms are numbered by date of occurrence. The major Bransfield seafloor volcanoes are labeled and triangles give their locations: EA, Edifice-A volcano; TS, Three Sisters; OV, Orca Volcano; HR, Hooks Ridge; WV, Wordie Volcano. Figure 8 (bottom) shows map view distribution of earthquake swarm in relation to volcanic centers.

  7. Ben Vorlich says:

    Does your picture show above/below or just average melt?

  8. Richard111 says:

    No way I can tell Ben. It’s become a habit of mine to check that webcam frequently. This year seems to have had more snow and the melt also seems more rapid. Other than that I have no information. I was just surprised at the report of the SLOW melt for Greenland.

  9. oldbrew says:

    ‘Normally by this date, about 20% of the Greenland ice sheet is melting. This year only about 5%, which is the slowest on record.’