Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Spontaneous meltdown, a matter of ice temperature.
2014C likely floating about in the wider open zone to the West , is reporting -1 C water, likely enough to help further the thawing process. What appeared more solid a mere 6 days earlier almost disappears overnight. Despite -2 C weather, which is permeated by a Low pressure system. Sea ice appears most fragile when the ice temperature is equal to surface water, particularly at this time of the year. The total accumulated heat by open water won't go rapidly, only very cold surface air temperatures will stop this process. WD August28,2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
40% ice? Resolution at Cryosphere Today radically misses wide open water .
Saturday, August 16, 2014
7 day ice melt, as fast as it goes, but late in the season
Monday, August 11, 2014
Rapid disintegration rate may not be measured accurately because there is more than 15% of sea ice left.
Rapid ice shoreline melting
as the sea surface, any warming obliterates it to water. A second melting process, quite interesting by its look, may be a precursor to a complete melting of larger chunks of sea ice. A melting occurs in the middle of a pack, likely because there was thinner ice laced with leads there. Thawing spreads outwards by sunlight warming sea water ever more so taking hold of the region. Compaction moves the ice as a whole, warmer water reaches the scattered ice and envelopment is amplified. Again the rate of melting is extremely fast, considering the ice appeared to have withstood the onslaught of summer hardly unscathed, but it is not so, sea ice was transformed, from hard and cold to as warm as sea water and soft, ripe for elimination. In 2007 this process occurred earlier with a combination of warmer weather and total insolation which devastated the thickest pack ice very quickly. But same process, even with lower cooler sun, it happens just as much. WdAugust11,2014
of shore ice vanishing as quick as I have ever seen it, thanks to buoy data, we know why, again data remote sensing numbers don't suggest, not even a mere hint of this action. So the proper interpretation
of ice status is not 2 dimensional but 4, consisting of area, thickness and temperature. A glance of larger ice extent does not tell the whole picture. For instance, the ability of sea ice to change the weather depends on its temperature, not acting as a heat sink affects Global Circulations which in turn affect the pack same as any meteorological feedback mechanism. wd August 12, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
15,091 km^2 lost but likely no noticeable record of it
~Must be aware that overall records need a closer look
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