Antarctica made big news this week as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released the results of research that suggests that the West Antarctica ice sheet has begun to fall apart due to climate change – and only the most extraordinary circumstances could possibly halt the process. When the water from this section of Antarctica enters the [...]
For years, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has been sharing daily updates of the area (“extent”) of sea ice coverage in the Arctic ocean, charting current conditions in comparison to the 1979-2000 average for purposes of comparison. Current levels consistently lie two standard deviations below that long-term average, making the NSIDC Arctic [...]
Ice cover on large bodies of water continues to decline across the north, in the Arctic, but also in the Great Lakes, according to a new report. [...]
Last week, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported:
Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum extent on 10 September. The minimum ice extent was the third-lowest in the satellite record, after 2007 and 2008, and continues the trend of decreasing summer sea ice.
But appearances can occasionally be deceiving. After [...]
The National Snow and Ice Data Center has released satellite data showing that with the extent of ice in the Arctic Ocean is nearing its yearly minimum, the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by ice is at its third lowest in the historical record:
The extent of ice in the Arctic Ocean is [...]
2007-2008 marked the Fourth International Polar Year, a coordinated international research effort dedicated to a better understanding of the Earth’s poles. Various sorts of data were collected in more than 150 research projects during this year.
Some of this research is still proceeding, and a large amount of data collected during the International Polar Year [...]
Back in 2005, during the last border scare, Theo asked where the flood of illegal immigrants was to justify the calls for the restriction of our rights. There was no flood. Illegal immigration was actually ebbing at the time:
2003 was the last year of available data. Now data is available through 2008:
Don’t fear the data.
The latest data on sea ice extent — updated on Thursday October 29, 2009 to reflect the most recently available data, up through Tuesday October 27, 2009 — in the arctic from the National Snow and Ice Data Center:
This updated data shows that as of October 27 2009, there’s [...]
A study just published finds that the glaciers of Greenland are now melting at a rate even faster than previously believed. [...]
This morning, another person who also goes by the name of Jim left this comment to a post regarding data on Arctic sea ice extent collected by the National Snow and Ice Data Center:
OK, all this data must be considered faulty because the National Snow and Ice Data Center now admits their sensor has [...]
For once, winter is wintry. Sleep tight.