Something Rotten In Denmark

The Danish Meteorological Institute shows Arctic sea ice extent much lower than last year.icecover_current_new (2)

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

However, their maps show that there is more ice than last year. There is more ice in the Hudson Bay, Kara Sea, Baffin Bay and Canadian Archipelago than there was on this day last year.


1267 red pixels   1512 green pixels

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The forecast is for below freezing temperatures over the Arctic Basin the next two weeks. The team is going to have to get their digital blowtorches out to melt all that ice.


But it is worse than it seems. The Guardian says the Arctic is ice-free already, and that methane has killed us all.


Ice-free Arctic in two years heralds methane catastrophe – scientist | Environment | The Guardian

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17 Responses to Something Rotten In Denmark

  1. RAH says:

    Is it possible that the screwed up satellite data is responsible for the discrepancy?

  2. Jason Calley says:

    And they have yet to explain how they got the charted 1979 – 2000 mean values when they did not have an accurate readings for 15% concentrations until recently.

  3. BobW in NC says:

    …and why do we use 1979-2000 values to establish the standard, when we were just coming out of the 1975 “global cooling in 1979?” Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to use a 30-year running average, so that today’s values would be compared to 1984-2015 mean ± 1SD?

    Not that it would make any difference to the “other side…”

  4. Bryan Wiley says:

    Has anyone contacted them?

    I’m not the person in my eyes.

  5. AndyG55 says:

    Next year will be the really interesting one.

    AMO has turned downwards .

    The El Nino and the “slightly warmer freezing spot ” over northern Russia has gone.

    They are signs of current sea ice starting to level off this year even in Jaxa.

    I expect we will see huge increases in Arctic sea ice next year…

    …. if they get the satellites fixed.

  6. CheshireRed says:

    Nafeez Ahmed…he was a right piece of work. Propaganda all the way, just like the Guardian itself.

    So who is doing the ‘adjustments’ at DMI? Is someone new in charge?

  7. mogur says:

    I call fraud, Tony. You have green pixels scattered throughout freshwater lakes (not sea ice), you have green pixels all over England, Ireland, Denmark, France, Nova Scotia, and even Long Island, NY. I think you are a little heavy handed on the green pixels, since neither of the OSI SAF maps shows any ice in those locations for either year.

    I did two comparison maps myself.

    I had 91934 pixels 2015 versus 88187 pixels 2016 for OSI SAF maps. (4.25% decrease)
    And I had 101239 pixels 2015 versus 94300 pixels 2016 for JAXA. (6.85% decrease)

    Wanna explain?

  8. Sarmange says:

    I say there is something rotten in their NEW algorithm, which they changed in summer 2015 by an adjusted coastal mask. That didn’t go along at all with the plot they abandoned in January this year.

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