Monday, 30 September 2013

Echoes from 1981.

I should be cracking on trying to get to grips with the atmosphere, but it's proving as difficult as I'd feared. So I've given up for the moment, dug out my debit card, and hit Amazon. The only thing I've purchased that's germane to this blog is Hansen's Storms of My Grandchildren, in which Hansen refers to a 1981 paper: Climate Impact of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. Scanned PDF here.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

2013 Sea Ice Prediction Review

I have previously made two predictions, one early in the season, one late. Both were in terms of CT Area, and as CT Area is now clearly past the minimum the time has come to evaluate my predictions.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Welcome to the Anthropocene!

From RealClimate, a graph from the Marcott study into Holocene temperatures, which goes some way to explaining why sea ice is crashing now in a way it hasn't done since the mid Holocene (which was solar driven as further images and text on that blog post show. I strongly recommend popping over to RealClimate and reading the whole post.

And if we're foolish enough to continue emitting CO2....

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Mid Monthly Miscellanea: September

Rather than doing specific Monthly Status posts over the coming winter I'll be resuming the Mid Month Miscellanea posts. So here's September...

Monday, 9 September 2013

PIOMAS Summer 2013

The PIOMAS data for August 2013 has been out for a few days, so I'm a bit later than normal (work + a cold), but it's now time to review the summer and look at prospects for the coming freeze season.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Summer 2013

Rather than do an August status post this close to the minimum, when the take-home message of the 2013 melt season is already clear, I've decided it's best to do a post on the summer melt of 2013. The actual minimum may warrant a further post, if so that will be done.