Greenland Ice Sheet far above the mean

5 July 2018 – This chart from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) speaks for itself.

The blue line shows Greenland ice-mass balance as of today. It is far, far greater than the mean curve – the average, if you will – from 1981 to 2010 (dark grey line).

I doubt that you’ll see this reported by the mainstream media.

Blue line: Accumulated surface mass balance from September 1st to now.
Red line: Shows the 2011-12 season, which had very high summer melt in Greenland.
Dark grey line: The mean curve from the period 1981-2010.
Light grey band: Measurements were taken on the same calendar day from 1981-2010. Those differences are illustrated by the light grey band.

Graph source:

Thanks to Vance for this link

13 thoughts on “Greenland Ice Sheet far above the mean”

  1. The light grey band excludes the highest and lowest readings recorded to eliminate freak readings which is why part of the 2012 curve is outside it, the 2012 readings all being the lowest ever recorded for those days of the year

    • The light grey only includes the data for 1981-2010 showing the variation around the mean line.


    Daily mean temperatures for the Arctic area north of the 80th northern parallel, plotted with daily climate values calculated from the period 1958-2002.

    1 third of the way though the melt season average is showing well below mean for the entire period.
    The SAW event blocking high is preventing warmish surface water water from having an easy path up the coast of Norway into the Arctic ocean, instead it is being pushed towards the Greenland cost and merge with the south flowing polar current.

  3. Good post, I read most of the article and they referenced some “calving loss” of icebergs melting using satellite data but failed to show it ! So after admitting that yes the ice sheet is thickening they grovel at the Globalists feet and say they’re loosing 200 G/Tonnes a year yet fail to reference it whatsoever even though they are scientists ! Not surprised in this 1984 double quack world.
    Keep the posts coming – the huge snowstorm in SA was an eye opener.

  4. Still inside 2 standard deviations but we’ll see how it goes from here. If it breaks the top side of 2 SDs then that will be big news (also not reported in the MSM).

  5. “Dark grey line: The mean curve from the period 1981-2010.”
    It would be interesting to see what the Greenland ice-mass was from 1930 to 1981. I am guessing it was below “0” on the chart.

  6. What I see is a fraction of the 180+ days this year being under the mean and most of them well above the mean.

    • The majority of the graphs tempreture readings, apart from the melt season at the top is well below 0C or 273.15K.
      The key part for Arctic sea ice melting is the part above the blue line or 0C.
      Check out the years since 1958, the only years which show below trend during the melt season are those affected by an AMP affected cycle SC20, and SC24, with SC25 no different as a prediction.
      The spikes of well below 0C periods are injections of less cold moist air via meridonial Jet stream activity.

  7. And it seems that I remember just a couple of years ago the media screaming that the entire Greenland Ice sheet had melted all of sudden.
    Of course it was surface ice and it wasn’t the entire sheet and it only lasted for a couple of hours and its phenomenon that is not unknown or unprecedented.

  8. The DMI page on Greenland also includes an ongoing chart on the rate of melt.
    It typically maxes out around the third week in July, which is only two weeks away.
    The SMB typically stops declining in the middle of August.
    On the snow cover extent for the Northern Hemisphere, last August’s plot was slightly above the standard deviation band. It was above through October and has been above since early May.
    If it stays above through this August could you call it “A two-year trend towards the start of another Little Ice Age?”

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