Vanishing ice in the Bering Sea ...

Oct 2010
67,328
27,219
Colorado
#2
From your article:

Rick Thoman, a scientist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, tells Axios that a combination of unusually mild ocean waters and a persistent, anomalous weather pattern combined to decimate the region's sea ice cover: "One year maybe is a fluke, two years sure looks like we’ve crossed a threshold now.”

  • Since Jan. 23, a series of 16 powerful low-pressure systems have moved north from the Pacific into the Bering Sea region, bringing heavy precipitation and mild southerly winds.
  • These winds have vaulted warm, moist air into the region and northward into the Arctic. They've also broken up the thin ice cover.
A weather freak, I've been watching this pattern. Here's one right now:

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See that low in the Gulf of Alaska? It's been happening all winter.
 
Nov 2012
40,676
11,726
Lebanon, TN
#3
... drops to lowest level since 1850

You don't need to debate the cause to see that this is an indication of a serious problem.






The data is from here: Ho hum February it may be, unless we speak of the Bering Sea | Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis

The user friendly presentation is here: Ice in the Bering Sea is vanishing, down to its lowest level since 1850
I like your chart it shows for most of the year it SLIGHTLY BELOW Near median Ice .. and the ice was pack was greater than in 2018 and ~23 other of your


Hmm what happens in march.... OH WAIT SPRING..Ice melts..


What your graph says Alaska had a typical winter and it appears to be a warm spring

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Oct 2010
67,328
27,219
Colorado
#4
I like your chart it shows for most of the year it SLIGHTLY BELOW Near median Ice .. and the ice was pack was greater than in 2018 and ~23 other of your


Hmm what happens in march.... OH WAIT SPRING..Ice melts..


What your graph says Alaska had a typical winter and it appears to be a warm spring

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Not just appears to be a warm spring, the warmest two springs since 1850.
 

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