Saturday, 14 November 2015

Unprecedented Arctic Sea Ice extent highest for date since at least 2004

Image: Steve Goddard from
Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut
DMI note:


Total sea ice extent on the northern hemisphere since 2005. The ice extent values are calculated from the ice type data from the Ocean and Sea Ice, Satellite Application Facility (OSISAF), where areas with ice concentration higher than 30% are classified as ice.
The total area of sea ice is the sum of First Year Ice (FYI), Multi Year Ice (MYI) and the area of ambiguous ice types, from the OSISAF ice type product. However, the total estimated ice area is underestimated due to unclassified coastal regions where mixed land/sea pixels confuse the applied ice type algorithm. The shown sea ice extent values are therefore recommended be used qualitatively in relation to ice extent values from other years shown in the figure. In late 2012 sea ice climatology and anomaly data will be available here. 

NSW State Government - Scientific Approach to SLR - Not IPCC Propaganda


The Australian Newspaper reports Planning Minister Rob Stokes will announce:
"what he says are world-first strategies that treat the 2007km NSW coast not as static fixed geography but as a constantly changing and evolving phenomenon."
In an interview with The Australian, Mr Stokes said he would be announcing
“a much more scientific and evidence-based ­approach … it reflects recognition that what is happening on the coast is a product of what is happening to the sand off the coast. We will be integrating coastal management and planning with what is happening in the adjacent seabed.”
Will PM Malcolm Turnbull and FM Julie Bishop take notice of this at Paris COP21?
Read More: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/climate/rob-stokes-announces-shake-up-of-council-coastal-management/story-e6frg6xf-1227606891066?sv=dd6b5054118b4a697a225c036ad155e