More than normal ice coverage in Northern Hemisphere

“This graph from Environment Canada clearly shows that some ice has not melted yet,” says reader Ole Jensen. “Was wondering where it might be. And there have to be more patches somewhere on the N.H.”

Snow Water equivalent northern hemisphere – 21 August 2019 – From Environment Canada

“Eyeballing, the graph says a min. of 15 cu. km. (3.6 cubic miles) is still out there, somewhere.”

“Looks to be more than normal.”

It’s hard to envision one cubic mile of ice, much less 3.6 cubic miles. That’s one mile wide, one mile long, and one mile tall – more than four times the height of the Empire State building.

https://globalcryospherewatch.org/state_of_cryo/snow/ec-tracker_nh_swe.png

Thanks to Ole Jensen for this info


8 thoughts on “More than normal ice coverage in Northern Hemisphere”

  1. Looking at https://earth.nullschool.net weather globe today I can see way up into the south Atlantic at the same or above Cape Horn lattitude surface temperatures of -22 oC . I have never seen it so low so far north . Thats approx 2500 miles from the center of Antarctica !

  2. Dear Robert.
    Times are changing rapidly. I´m preparing to get out of town, and start homesteading. Being a gardener, and having held chicken and rabbits before, I feel equipped to face what`s coming.
    The very best of luck to You and Your family. Stay safe, and please keep the news coming. Despite old cranky guys annoying You, from time to time 🙂
    Sincerely Ole Jensen

  3. And they go on and on about the plight of Greenland and scorching Alaska snowfall in August. In Southernmost Alaska, moderated by the hot ocean nearby.

  4. Considering that in the moment the Arctic sea ice is roughly 6.75 larger than the entire state of Texas, not too difficult to envision the volume.

  5. Yes But….Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…Greenland is melting…

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