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Artful Dodger

January 15, 2011: Hudson Bay freezes over 60 days late.

Jan-Mar, 2011: 80N temps reported by DMI.dk are 7 C above normal.

April 2011: New record low volume reported by PIOMAS for the start of the melt season.

In summary, Arctic Sea Ice has behaved as expected in Summer 2011. Naive statistical models anticipated the trend in reduced SIE. No surprise there.

The real action is in Fall/Winter now. Delayed freeze-up and wide-spread double digit surface temp anomalies lead to a thinner, younger ice pack which come Summer melts as expected.

The Arctic death spiral continues... Watch this space!


There might be less hibernating this year, Lodger...

Ned Ward

Will record-breaking losses of Arctic sea ice reduce the duration of hibernation for Nevens? Might the additional stress of this lead to a decline in the population of Nevens?

[insert cute photo of a baby Neven here]

Please do your part now to help stop global warming, halt the death spiral of sea ice, and save the Nevens.


Might the additional stress of this lead to a decline in the population of Nevens?

This is not a joke! ;-)

I must say that last year I was completely finished after the melting season, also because I was doing twice as many assignments to save some money for a project. But apparently one gets used to these things.

And as I have told my clients I'll be working a bit less the coming months, I might have the time and energy to do at least one nice post a month.

Artful Dodger

Personally, I think it was the strain of creating that first chart with a spreadsheet that did you in, Neven. Mang, you think there was wood smoke in Siberia last Summer... ;^)

Thanks for all you do, Neven!

Cheers, mate!


Yes, creating that first CAPIE chart in Open Office Calc was the coup de grace for me last year. I needed the hibernation time just to recuperate from that one. :-B

Seke Rob

How's CAPIE anyway at yesterday's standing of ~64% compared to anytime September history? (Having trouble finding a quick link to that now renowned 'state of the arctic' assessment chart :D)

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