Watching the sea ice melt in the arctic 2012!

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    As of June 10th the volume is at record low levels and the area has just want below 2007!

    We will be discussing the race for the record in this thread! What's even more AMAZING is the fact that we were almost to avg this winter!

    Weather patterns are everything this year like the last 4 years as that will tell where we end up! If we see a strong ridge(arctic dipole) like 2007 that lasts through the season...Well, this will easly become number one, but if we see 3-5 weeks of low pressure like 2010, 2011 in the heart of the melt season we may end up in 2 or 3rd place.
     

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    Yeah......that is amazing!!!:up:
     
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    People that enjoy watching our planet function!
    People that enjoy seeing records being broken!
     
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    PIOMAS June 2012 - Arctic Sea Ice

    Average thickness for May 31st (in m):
    •2005: 2.33
    •2006: 2.31
    •2007: 2.16
    •2008: 2.29
    •2009: 2.14
    •2010: 1.95
    •2011: 1.86
    •2012: 1.82
     
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    But the "increase" is insignificant, only to the real hyper-believers. Getting selective about what to get angst over has done major damage to the efforts of the warming crowd...........appears very disingenuous............which in the bigger picture has turned out to be "significant".
     
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    Higher temperature=higher evaporation rate(more water vapor)=more precipitation. At least over and near Antarctica. Dry air holds far less precipable water than warmer air does.


    On a warming earth these very cold places would see a increase in snow. :eek: Also one of the reasons why we seen such a huge extent of "sea ice" (arctic) based on satellite this winter is because of extra snow falling on it. Even through the volume is at its lowest volume ever! More snow reflects and makes it look that way...

    A airmass of 20f holds far more water then -20f to reach the dew point to condense into clouds.


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    How this year will rank has 100 percent to DO with weather pattern. If we have the same pattern as 2007 this year, we will get into the 3,500,000-3,900,000's for extent...

    We were within a week of melting last year of beating 2007...If we had 2 weeks instead of 3 weeks of crappy melting(clouds, low pressure) in August last year...We would been discussing 2011 as the record.

    Understand a perfect high pressure(arctic dipole) like 2007 is likely every 15-20 year event.
     
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