Shortest Melt Season On Record In The Arctic

Using DMI’s 30% concentration ice as the measure of extent, 2015 was the shortest melt season on record in the Arctic. Ice peaked around March 25, and bottomed around September 3. The melt season was about three weeks shorter than average.

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The drop in extent during the second week in August, was due to cold winter storms breaking up ice in the Beaufort Sea. This made alarmists very happy, because it gave them a small excuse to lie about Arctic temperatures.

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7 Responses to Shortest Melt Season On Record In The Arctic

  1. Steve Case says:

    Time to re-calibrate the satellite. Well really how can it be the shortest season on record when when 2015 is on track to be the hottest year ever?

    This would be thr proper thing to do, after all when Dr. Josh Willis was confronted with data that indicated a cooling ocean, he re-calibrated all the Argo floats. If you Google “Correcting Ocean Cooling” you can read all about it. So enjoy your little triumph while you can.

  2. Hell_Is_Like_Newark says:

    It looks like the Obama administration is really pulling out the stops to push a new climate deal. Check out the latest scare tactics from NASA.

    https://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC/videos/10154168712230898/?fref=nf

  3. Squildly says:

    That seems to be quite an uptick at the end of the series in that chart. This has to be making some of the alarmists, well, quite alarmed … LOL

    Great work as always Tony!

  4. Joe says:

    In other news, the Greenland country club is having a pleasantly cool morning at -37 C: http://www.summitcamp.org/status/webcam/

  5. Christian Beaudry says:

    Tony, when I followed your link to the DMI, I noticed this:

    “Please notice, that the sea ice extent in this plot is calculated with the coastal zones masked out. To see the absolute extent, go to this page. ”

    It shows the other chart as this: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php

    I dont quite understand the difference, or more importantly, the significance if any in the difference.

    Can anyone explain.

    Thanks.

    Chris

    • MFKBoulder says:

      Hi Chris:
      This is easy to explain: just compare the numbers: Coastal zones masked out means that rougly a third of the ice extend area is not considered around minimum time. Meanwhile they can now calulate the ice extend in these areas as well ==> therefor use the new graph.

      What elese does it mean: Tony Heller was wrong (again).

      Tony if you are “Steven Goddard” you still owe me 50 Bucks from the 2012 ice wager.
      You could not transfer the money in these days: acepted!.
      You did not prove to have transfered the money to the
      http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

      as suggested by me.

      Please go for one of the options.
      BR
      MFKBoulder

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