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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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