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Speaking of Meltdown: Arctic Ice Reaches Maximum, Begins Seasonal Melt

On March 7, 2011, Arctic sea ice likely reached its maximum extent for the year, at 14.64 million square kilometers (5.65 million square miles). The maximum extent was 1.2 million square kilometers (463,000 square miles) below the 1979 to 2000 average … Continue reading

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Weather: The Outer Limits

Jeff Masters, in a post two days ago, noted that the temperature in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, went from -28 F on 10 February  to 82 F on 17 February, a swing of 110 degrees within a week. A 100+ degree temperature … Continue reading

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Anomalies Anomalous

Residents of Florida might have noticed, they had a particularly cold winter. The blue blip along the southeast U.S. coast indicates readings between 3°C and 6°C (5.4–10.8°F) below average for the 30-day period as a whole. That’s noteworthy—and in fact, … Continue reading

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Aunderstanding Auroras

Two European satellite flew simultaneously above the same aurora display, and were able to take measurements at different altitudes of this natural particle accelerator. This is the first time that scientists have measured such a region simultaneously using more than … Continue reading

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Arctic Waters: Warm, Warmer, Warmest

Water flowing from the North Atlantic into the Arctic Ocean is warmer today than at any time in the past 2,000 years, a new study shows. The waters of the Fram Strait, which runs between Greenland and the Arctic archipelago of … Continue reading

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The Forecast: Increased Bloviation Denying Global Climate Change

Arctic air is poised to invade upper midwest and northeast this weekend.   Be careful out there. Arctic Blast Engulfs Midwest, Northeast – weather.com

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Albedo Be Going, Albedo Be Gone

We were pretty sure this would happen: less snow and ice imply that less sunlight reflected back into space, which implies a warmer planet, which implies less snow and ice to reflect sunlight, which etc. Now we’ve got data. Shrinking … Continue reading

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Tampa’s Airport Adjusts to the Shifts in the North Magnetic Pole

The North Magnetic Pole is running to Russia! Ok we knew this. But in case you haven’t been checking your compass over the past decade, it is accelerating away from the Canadian Arctic, now moving at about 40 miles a … Continue reading

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North Pole Makes a Dash for Siberia

The magnetic north pole, that is. The magnetic north pole was first located by Scottish explorer James Clark Ross, in 1831, who tried to claim it for Great Britain. This attempt to pin it down with a flag failed, however; … Continue reading

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Ah Distinctly I Remember, It was Balmy in November

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), November 2010 was the warmest on record. According to NASAs Goddard Institute for Space Studies, it was the second warmest on record. Both agree that January-November 2010 was the warmest on record. All … Continue reading

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