More sea ice than average for first week of August in southern-most Arctic

More sea ice than average for first week of August in southern-most Arctic

“A shorter ice-free season than we’ve seen for decades.”
Let me repeat that!
“A shorter ice-free season than we’ve seen for decades.”
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“Polar bear habitat update for the first week of August 2019 shows there is still more sea ice than average in Hudson Bay, the southern-most area of continuous habitation for this species.”

“freeze-up in that region for the last two years has also been earlier-than-average which means shorter ice-free season than we’ve seen for decades.” (Emphasis added)

“Sea ice for the first week of August was also above average around Svalbard in the Barents Sea and higher than the last few years in the Central Arctic, which is a critical summer refugium for polar bears that live in the peripheral seas of the Arctic Ocean.”

https://polarbearscience.com/2019/08/09/not-predicted-more-sea-ice-than-average-in-southern-most-arctic-first-week-of-august/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Thanks to Jim MacDonald for this link

“I live western Hudson Bay,” says Jim, “and yes, late-leaving ice this year and brutal long-lasting winter temps.”

 


6 thoughts on “More sea ice than average for first week of August in southern-most Arctic”

  1. And this is August. It will not get any warmer from now, just otherwise. The winter is coming soon knocking on the door. Svalbard has seen a very cold summer with temperatures hovering around 0 degrees celsius (32 degrees fahrenheit). I’m surprised there are people still living there!

  2. From the National Snow and Ice Data Center, December 2017.

    Concealed in the “Overview of conditions” the following words…..

    “Arctic sea ice extent for November 2017 averaged 9.46 million square kilometers……………830,000 square kilometers (321,000 square miles) above the record low November extent recorded in 2016…………………….”

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2017/12/

    One year later, December 2018 “Arctic sea ice extent for November averaged 9.80 million square kilometers (3.78 million square miles)…………………1.14 million square kilometers (440,000 square miles) above the record November low in 2016”

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/12/

    Summery. Nov 2016 the arctic sea ice extent was 8.66million square kilometers. Nov 2017 9.46m. Nov 2018 9.80m.
    8.66. 9.46. 9.80. The Arctic ice grows.

    NB (USA is 9.8m square Km)

  3. Its like cheering for an impending train wreck.
    You told them bridge was unsafe.
    You showed them the bridge was unsafe.
    You proved to them the bridge was unsafe, but they just refused to listen.
    So now the train is about to cross the unsafe bridge and you know its going to collapse, proving you right once and for all.
    You’re happy, you’re right, but sad that a lot of people are going to die.

    Such is life.

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