Melting away

June 27, 2010

Like the witch in The Wizard of Oz, only this isn’t necessarily amusing or relieving: The ice at the pole is “melting away, melting away.” These links via a scientifically-oriented friend of mine, who says, “As of today, by every measure (even ROOS) we are on a record melt course for the arctic.”

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm

http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/ice-area-and-extent-in-arctic

Check out the north pole webcam and the lakes that are forming on the ice.

http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/index.html (the photo at the upper right is extraordinary; click on it to enlarge to full size)

http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/webphotos/noaa1.jpg

http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/webphotos/noaa2.jpg

http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/POPS13_atmos_recent.html

http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/gallery_np.html

http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/latest/noaa1.jpg

http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/latest/noaa2.jpg

Check out the video.

http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/np2010/cam2-2010-sml.mov

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