All-time record growth in Arctic sea ice during past 2 weeks – Video

All-time record growth in Arctic sea ice during past 2 weeks – Video

Note: I have received many comments (see below) saying that the satellite data behind these graphs is spurious. One reader (Andy) points out that the following warning appears on their home page:

Special Sensor Microwave Imager and Sounder (SSMIS) on the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-17 satellite that provides passive microwave brightness temperatures (and derived Arctic and Antarctic sea ice products) has been providing spurious data since beginning of April. Working on resolving problem or replacing this data source.

I don’t understand why they keep posting the graphs if the data is wrong.
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In some places the ice is already up to 15 feet thick.

Record growth in Arctic sea ice
Far right side of graph shows ice extent shooting upward.

Record Arctic ice gain-Aug2016

Growth in Hudson Bay Sea Ice Extent even more dramatic
This one shoots almost of the chart!
Hudson Bay Sea Ice-Aug2016

IPCC Forgets Antarctic Ocean Circulation and Can’t Explain New Record Arctic Ice Growth

Can’t explain new record Arctic sea ice extent and thickness over the last week of August and first week of September.

Also can’t explain continued growth of Antarctic sea & land ice

Link for Arctic ice-gain image:
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/recent365.anom.region.1.html

Link for Hudson Bay ice-gain image:
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/recent365.anom.region.13.html

Thanks to Don Brown


28 thoughts on “All-time record growth in Arctic sea ice during past 2 weeks – Video

  1. Looks to me like the Hudson Bay Ice Gain “meter” is broken.

    It hit a peak in Feb 2016 as one would expect – wobbled around and started to fall as one would expect – then headed “north”, plateaued and “flat lined” – surely the “meter” is dead !

    The anomaly would follow it – this is broken instrumentation or the next ice age – I favour a broken instrument. The anomaly is just a difference calculation so it is completely wrong as well.

    Same with the Arctic meter – it is flat lining since May 2016 and the anomaly is creeping up at the very time it is supposed to go down – spring, summer, early autumn.

    Check them all out – they are all doing the same thing.

    Why hasn’t the University fixed this ?

    Probably so that people will jump at this and claim global cooling as seems to have happened.

    Not saying anything denying the Sun is the major climate forcing but no one should jump on results from an obviously broken data logging system and cry “wolf” – because it is obviously broken and has been since May – simple inspection shows this.

  2. “Special Sensor Microwave Imager and Sounder (SSMIS) on the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-17 satellite that provides passive microwave brightness temperatures (and derived Arctic and Antarctic sea ice products) has been providing spurious data since beginning of April. Working on resolving problem or replacing this data source. ”

    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/

    The fact there are ships still operating in the arctic should be a good indication that these readings are an error or failure of some kind.

  3. “IPCC Forgets Antarctic Ocean Circulation and Can’t Explain New Record Arctic Ice Growth.” Well, the IPCC will simply have to ADJUST the ice growth to fit the narrative,

  4. Ha ha ha hottest hockey schtick year EVAH? Here in New Zealand (southern hemisphere) “Winter is set to return, just a few days into spring.” Nothing unusual: happens every year.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/312662/winter's-back-cold-snap-to-sweep-country

    “MetService said snow is expected to fall to low levels in the lower South Island and the strong winds could create blizzard conditions. ”

    https://nz.news.yahoo.com/top-stories/a/32540839/icy-blast-set-to-hit-both-islands/#page1

    An “icy blast is expected to hit both islands over the coming days with low level snow, severe gales and heavy swells forecast for some areas.”

    Surf AND snow? In spring? My, what an amazing planet we live on: I’ll catch a wave in the morning then head for the slopes in the afternoon…

    Greg

  5. Another short but interesting youtube clip, talking about dramatic ice increase in the Arctic, but also mentions a very important characteristic of CO2, as discovered by Nasa in 2013, but ofcourse never mentioned in the MSM.
    Apparently CO2 is able block up to 95% of harmful cosmic radiation and also able to block up to 95% of solar energy entering the atmosphere, which frankly leaves me puzzled.
    If CO2 is able to block so much incoming solar energy, why isn’t the Earth a snowball by now ? Anyone with a satisfactory answer ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og6Yihyqrz4

    • Roger,

      the claim that CO2 blocks 95% of incoming solar energy is wrong since it doesn’t block any Visible Light and UV at all,which is over.60% of the total.

      CO2 absorbs Infrared and nothing else,which is a LOWER energy state than that of UV and VL.

      CO2 is a feeble player in the energy budget anyway. Here is a source from an Atmospheric Physicist:

      “As we can see above, carbon dioxide absorbs infrared radiation (IR) in only three narrow bands of frequencies, which correspond to wavelengths of 2.7, 4.3 and 15 micrometers (µm), respectively. The percentage absorption of all three lines combined can be very generously estimated at about 8% of the whole IR spectrum, which means that 92% of the “heat” passes right through without being absorbed by CO2. In reality, the two smaller peaks don’t account for much, since they lie in an energy range that is much smaller than the where the 15 micron peak sits – so 4% or 5% might be closer to reality. If the entire atmosphere were composed of nothing but CO2, i.e., was pure CO2 and nothing else, it would still only be able to absorb no more than 8% of the heat radiating from the earth.”

      http://www.middlebury.net/op-ed/global-warming-01.html

      Chart in the link.

      • I believe the blockage you are quoting reported by NASA refers to deflection not absorbsion, and is the deflection of x-class ejections with harmful radiation emitted from our sun.

        :}

  6. bit hard to come up with any explanation when youve been fudging figures n lying for so long about warming/melting
    hilarious!

  7. I can explain it! More ice means less heat input. Less heat means more cold. More cold, more ice. Of course, that is the simple explanation. Others with many decades of education will tell me that I am wrong – that is – until the real Solar minimum impact gets their attention. In the meantime remember the fable about the ant and the grasshopper. The ant prepared for winter. The grasshopper didn’t. Of course, now, all grasshoppers are too important to fail – during election season (only, IMO)

  8. I am a Global Warming Skeptic but this kind of post makes our side look foolish. It is known the satellite responsible for the above data failed 3-4 months ago. All the graphs are false and claiming an all time record growth at the start of September is just ridiculous and not scientific indicating a lack of understanding of the growth and melting cycles in the arctic.

  9. I wonder if they were monkeying with the numbers. Earlier this year the noble climate scientists were telling us we would probably have a new ice low in the satellite era. I wouldn’t put it past them to artificial adjust the ice level lower and now have to push it back up again to reflect reality.

  10. I find the graphs a little suspicious when I see a “flat line” for sea ice area on all the areas graphs on the site. Somebody’s computer is spitting wrong information.

  11. The problem with this post is that David has already retracted what he was saying to an extent. The problem with these graphs is that for some reason Cryosphere (University of Chicago) has not changed the data from the failed sensor on a NASA satellite to the military one other organizations are using.

    Of course, the data from the military satellite has not been vetted by time and other data sources. It should be considered as having a larger error factor than the other satellite until proven otherwise.

  12. This is a site that has been corrupted since April. It’s currently showing an anomaly of over 8.9 million sq km above average. The least you could do is verify your info before posting it.

  13. I used to be able to compare US data with the Canadian Sea Ice page. Unfortunately the Canadian page has gone from images to text and graphs.

  14. Anyone notice the Atlantic “hurricanes” of late cant seem to gain much energy beyond a category one? Still extremely dangerous nonetheless, however wouldn’t “Global Warming” result in more category 3->5 storms out there??? Seems part of a larger set of imperical indicators out there that things aren’t really as advertised from a AGW perspective???

  15. These charts seem to be more accurate as they show growth in some areas and declines in others.
    The interesting thing is their chart for overall Arctic Sea Ice has had a substantial rise in the last couple of weeks as have had a number of others.
    If the “Ship of Fools” gets stuck real soon in the ice we will have a good idea what is happening.

    https://nsidc.org/data/masie/masie_plots.html

  16. I sure believe it! Even if (some) of the data is spurious, it seems pretty accurate for the most part. So much for GW!

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