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Arctic Ice Returns To 2003 Levels

December 2, 2013
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By Paul Homewood

 

h/t Green Sand

 

Arctic ice has recovered from its September minimum so strongly, that extent is now back to the average for 2001-10, according to JAXA.

 

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Indeed, based on Version 1, that was withdrawn in September, extent is 11,000 sq km higher than the average in the last decade.

 

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http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/revision_v2.html

 

NSIDC show the same picture, with the last 10 years below for comparison. Ice levels are now back to those seen in 2003 and 2005.

 

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ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/

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  1. John F. Hultquist permalink
    December 2, 2013 8:39 pm

    from:
    the Sierra Club of Canada (2013-06-10)
    by Paul Beckwith
    “Why Arctic sea ice will vanish in 2013”
    http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/AdultDiscussionPlease

    Oops! You might want to save that page.
    And this is just one of many.

    I think Jimbo (?; commenting on WUWT) had a list of these things; about like your previous David Viner post.

    • Jimbo permalink
      December 3, 2013 12:29 am

      Hi, the list can be found HERE. The one I’ most interested in is from Professor Wadhams.

      Financial Times Magazine – 2 August 2013
      “It could even be this year or next year but not later than 2015 there won’t be any ice in the Arctic in the summer,”
      [Professor Peter Wadhams - Cambridge University]
      http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4084c8ee-fa36-11e2-98e0-00144feabdc0.html
      —————————————————
      Guardian – 17 September 2012
      This collapse, I predicted would occur in 2015-16 at which time the summer Arctic (August to September) would become ice-free. The final collapse towards that state is now happening and will probably be complete by those dates“.
      [Professor Peter Wadhams - Cambridge University]

      So by the 23 September 2016 the Arctic should be ice-free (1 million sq. km or less?).

  2. Fred from Canuckistan permalink
    December 3, 2013 12:03 am

    And returns to about the 1974 ice levels.

    Curious that measure from the 1979 peak ice year even though the data for the previous 6 years is available and has even been included in previous IPCC reports (SAR). Since disappeared of course.

    You’d almost think this ice extent thingy has a cyclical pattern.

  3. Athelstan. permalink
    December 3, 2013 9:58 am

    Interesting stuff Paul,

    Though, I’ve taken my eye off the Arctic sea ice in recent months, we must be careful to note – northern sea ice is recovering but that it never will be and never has been a pointer to proving or disproving man made global warming catastrophe.

    If you look at both [sea ice expanse] poles the sea ice is roughly in balance, Joe Bastardi reckons one hemisphere grows [South] while the north retreated slightly and due to oceanic oscillations and major phases of the PDO etc and who would argue with Joe – certainly not me.
    With conditions predicted for a Dalton-esque minimum for the middle of this century, I would guess that the Boreal sea ice to carry on with its return [but don't quote me on that ;^)].

    Speculating….and wildly at that…………..

    Talking about compacted snow, firn – ice, I wonder what is going on in, happening in the Alps, it will take years, decades but ‘soon’ will some Alpine glaciers recommence their march?

    I fear that, cooling is coming and that warming will be a happy memory.

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