My old friend Dr. Ruth at DMI (who gets confused by image processing) blamed Hurricane Nicole for the large increase in Greenland ice over the past year.
In a move sure to confuse and infuriate Dr. Ruth, I put her theory to the test by eliminating all of the excess ice gain which occurred before November 1, 2016 in the green line below. The green line is identical to the blue line, except that it is shifted down to match the gray 1981-2010 mean line on November 1, 2016.
What the green line shows is that Greenland gained another 75 billion tons of excess ice after November 1. So another big fail for Dr. Ruth. Blaming Nicole simply isn’t going to work. Greenland gained excess ice all through the year, summer ended early, and there was lots of excess ice gain during August, 2017.