Largest Increase In November Sea Ice Volume On Record

Written by Tony Heller

 

november increase arctic ice vol

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The increase in Arctic sea ice volume during November was the largest on record. November snow cover was the largest on record in North America.

nov snow cover north america

Rutgers University Climate Lab:: Global Snow Lab

And it was the fourth coldest November on record in the US.

november 2018 cold

https://hprcc.unl.edu/products/maps/acis/Last1mTDeptUS.png

nov avg max temp 1895-2018

Meanwhile, our leading experts are warning that we are burning up and Arctic ice is disappearing.

arctic ice alarmist headlines

Read more at Real Climate Science

Comments (3)

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    Pete Sudbury

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    Here’s a more useful graph of November ice over for those who want to see it.
    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/files/2018/12/Figure-3.png
    This measures area not volume, though the two correlate as one of the sequence below shows. examining one month’s data points risks you making a fool of yourself, and anyone attempting to take the post above and adduce that the overall volume of arctic ice is increasing over the years would be in danger of that. These slides show a progressive decline, with volume of arctic sea ice halving between 1979 and 2017 (the use of false axes….which I hate….makes it look worse, but losing half in less than half my lifetime doesn’t look very good to me).
    https://sites.uci.edu/zlabe/arctic-sea-ice-figures/
    Look at the full set and decide whether to be alarmed or not.

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    Pete Sudbury

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    Here’s a more useful graph of November ice over for those who want to see it.
    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/files/2018/12/Figure-3.png
    This measures area not volume, though the two correlate as one of the sequence below shows. examining one month’s data points risks you making a fool of yourself, and anyone attempting to take the post above and adduce that the overall volume of arctic ice is increasing over the years would be in danger of that. These slides show a progressive decline, with volume of arctic sea ice halving between 1979 and 2017 (the use of false axes….which I hate….makes it look worse, but losing half in less than half my lifetime doesn’t look very good to me).
    https://sites.uci.edu/zlabe/arctic-sea-ice-figures/
    Look at the full set and decide whether to be alarmed or not.
    (addendum)
    Here’s a graphic of trends in April (Max) and September (Min) thickness trends.
    http://psc.apl.uw.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/schweiger/ice_volume/BPIOMASIceVolumeAprSepCurrent.png

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