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Antarctic Sea Ice Expands To New Record In April

May 3, 2015
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By Paul Homewood 

 

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http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/index.html

 

Time to take a quick look at the sea ice situation down under, as I must have missed it on BBC News!

 

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http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/index.html

 

According to NSIDC, a new record high has been set for April, beating last year. Ice is above average virtually all around the continent.

 

 

Meanwhile, according to Bob Tisdale, Southern Ocean surface temperatures continue to plunge.

 

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https://bobtisdale.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/march-2015-sea-surface-temperature-sst-anomaly-update/

 

It really does not take a genius to add two and two together.

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30 Comments
  1. Joe Public permalink
    May 3, 2015 7:11 pm

    “Time to take a quick look at the sea ice situation down under, as I must have missed it on BBC News!”

    Well I do hope that the ‘Weedy thing’ which Aunty told us ‘thrives as Antarctic shores warm’ hasn’t been detrimentally affected by the current cooling.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27831958

  2. May 3, 2015 7:36 pm

    I don’t know how it is up until 2015 with the ozone, but I am sure you will find it is going up further….showing a spectacular rise, along with the peroxides of course, [due the water vapor presence high up]
    cutting off more UV going into the oceans.

  3. May 3, 2015 8:03 pm

    The steadily Antarctic sea ice expanding since the beginnig of the satellite watch in 1979 until 2015 is undoubtedly induced bei human caused global warming, isn’t it…?

  4. J Martin permalink
    May 3, 2015 8:54 pm

    Is the drop in UV enough to cause the Southern Ocean temperature drop, presumably the largest influence would be an increase in cloud cover, but I doubt we have sufficient satellite measurements to know if there has been an increase in cloud cover, I guess it wouldn’t take much of a percentage increase.

    I guess clouds have more influence over land and so impact temperatures more in the Northern hemisphere. Clouds primarily reflect the infra red, but do they reduce the UV at all ? If not then what is causing the Southern ocean temperature drop, UV on its own ?

    NASA are putting up 6 satellites to measure sea levels, it would be more useful if they had been destined to measure clouds and the radiation budget of Earth instead.

  5. nzrobin permalink
    May 4, 2015 12:30 am

    Hi again Paul, and there’s also this recent article in Science which was linked via a link within the above piece from The Conversation. Again worried about reducing ice volume in Antarctica. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6232/327.abstract

    • May 4, 2015 5:53 am

      If the volume of the Antarctica ice was decreasing the minimum anomalies at the peak of the summer melt (~ February) would be decreasing, but the anomalies are increasing all year round.
      It’s the cooling of the entire S. Pole that’s causing the increasing ice.
      The Arctic is also starting to cool now and the ice there is starting to accumulate again.
      As Paul said, you only have “.. to add two and two together.”

  6. TonyM permalink
    May 4, 2015 1:57 am

    There can only be one reason for this Antarctic Sea Ice anomaly – Clearly the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere above Antarctica must be decreasing.

    • tom0mason permalink
      May 4, 2015 5:50 am

      I see your error — you have failed to allow for the UN-IPCC authorized GCM effect.

      You see from the basic proven premise that the future is certain, the past is always changing (sorry data withheld for UN security reasons), the uncertain and low confidence data of the past and present require to be data-mangled© by the array of GCM computers before the correct, high confidence results confirms verifies the global warming paradigm.

      The UN-IPCC will inform you when the corrected figures and interpretation(s) are available, until then this evidence is merely low confidence anecdotal, and not truthfully ‘climate scientific’™ .

      Thank-you for you interest

      cc. US-DHS, US-NSA, UK-GCHQ, UNDSS(climate)

      © & ™ copyright holder UN-IPCC

    • May 4, 2015 6:10 pm

      Sorry tom0mason but the greenhouse gas effect does not exist.
      There are many astrophysics that have been tracking solar data long enough to realize we have a “new Mini ice age”.

      • tom0mason permalink
        May 5, 2015 4:54 am

        I’m sorry you seem to have mistaken my cynical and sarcastic attempt at humor as a personal statement of belief.

        Just for the record I agree with Professor Woods experiment on greenhouse effects. He simply and effectively disproved the notion of CO2 performing any magic and heating a greenhouse or indeed a planet.

      • May 5, 2015 4:13 pm

        Sorry tom0mason I did miss your cynical and sarcastic attempt at humor.
        Anyway I’ve found some interesting material in the following {:Molecular Physics in the Domain Of Radiant Heat.

        A Series of Memoirs Published in ‘The Philosophical ‘
        Transactions and PHIOSOPHICAL Magazine;with Additions

        By
        JohnTyndall,, L.L.D. F.R.S.
        Professor of Natural Philosophy In The Royal Institution
        London
        Published 1872.

        Molecular Physics in the Domain Of Radiant Heat. A Series of Memoirs Published in ‘The Philosophical ‘ Transactions and PHIOSOPHICAL Magazine;with Additions by JohnTyndall,, L.L.D. F.R.S. Professor of Natural Philosophy In The Royal Institution London Published 1872.}

        On pages 312 to 314 Tyndall sheds some IR light on why glaciers melt.
        A little knowledge of thermodynamics illustrates that atmospheric temperatures has very little to do with glaziers and ice flows melting.

        As most glaziers are on the tops of mountains ,atmospheric temperatures are near freezing even on a bright sunny day. Thus the IR and UV are melting the ice.

  7. May 4, 2015 6:34 am

    “Time to take a quick look at the sea ice situation down under, as I must have missed it on BBC News!”

    The BBC is too busy with the Arctic to bother about the Antarctic. Shukman is on another of his frequent Arctic trips to observe the warming for himself. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32467674 “the Arctic is on course to switch at some point this century from having permanent ice-cover to existing in a state where the ice comes and goes with the seasons”. Shukman, not being a scientist, knows these things.

    • nigel permalink
      May 4, 2015 9:26 am

      “…the ice comes and goes with the seasons…”

      What would be wrong with that? It happens in my garden pond.

      Some of the people who predicted the Arctic ice would ALL be gone this year (Wadham, for one) are wriggling that “officially” the Arctic would be ice-free, even with a million square kilometers of sea-ice hanging on in Canadian waters. Kafka couldn’t make it up. Little chance of falling that low, anyway.

  8. tom0mason permalink
    May 4, 2015 7:02 am

    Paul,

    “Time to take a quick look at the sea ice situation down under, as I must have missed it on BBC News!”

    The BBC has yet to report this as the science teams at the Guardian and/or at Greenpeace, has yet to verify it’s veracity.
    ¯
    🙂

  9. Eliza permalink
    May 4, 2015 3:45 pm

    Its quite likely that volcanic activity which occurred about 3 years ago if I recall plus the continuing activity to date contribute to the cooling and increase in extent

  10. May 4, 2015 7:55 pm

    Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
    Paul Homewood with an Antarctic and southern ocean update

  11. observa permalink
    May 6, 2015 12:54 pm

    It’s all those microwave ovens in the northern hemisphere-
    http://joannenova.com.au/2015/05/extragalactic-fast-radio-bursts-turn-out-to-be-microwave-oven-in-the-kitchen-at-parkes/#more-42335
    But it can often take a generation to work these things out and settle the science 🙂

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