Arctic Sea Ice Volume Skyrockets…Atlantic Surface Cold Surprises Experts

Despite all the hysterical “heat wave” and drought reports being put out to the public by the media, the Northern Hemisphere as a whole is in fact not at all that much warmer than the mean since 2000.

Chart source: Dr. Ryan Maue.

According to Dr. Ryan Maue, northern hemisphere temperature anomaly was zero on July 30 and the northern hemisphere land surface anomaly was actually -0.20°C.

Cold hurricane development zone surprises

The Atlantic hurricane development zone off the coast of West Africa saw unusually cold surface temperatures, compelling Dr. Maue to characterize as something he “didn’t think was possible in mid-July” and remarked how the the 26°C isotherm almost reached the 10°N latitude!

Chart source: Dr. Ryan Maue

“Extreme cold ocean signal”

Little wonder that no hurricane development is foreseen out in the Atlantic for the next 10 days or so.

Maue also tweeted in addition: “This extreme cold ocean signal should be investigated as related to the ‘global heat wave.'”

Atlantic record cold “weird”

The development of the tropical Atlantic over the past year shows just how unpredictable weather and climate factors can be. Maue compared 2018 to last year, 2017, adding here: “The tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are 1.5-2.5°C cooler…The magnitude of this local change is equivalent to the flip between El Niño & La Niña in the Pacific. Weird.”

Just recently 40-year veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi reported on at his WeatherBell Daily Update that tropical Atlantic surface temperature had reached a record low.

Whopping rebound in Arctic sea ice volume

Japanese blogger Kirye, who by now you are all getting to know quite well, plotted the recent Arctic sea ice volume data from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

This year the Arctic sea ice volume is showing very impressive growth:

As the chart above depicts, Arctic sea ice volume is near a 15-year high, is more than a 1000 km3 above normal, and over 3000 km3 over the 2012 minimum.

One reason for this is the unusually cold North Atlantic around Greenland, which acts to put the brakes on the summertime Arctic ice melt.

Greenland surface mass budget surges

Greenland itself has been seeing a jaw-dropping surface mass budget increase in its snow and ice sheet:

Massive snowfalls over Greenland have far outweighed melt thus far this summer! Above chart source: DMI.

Greenland’s current mass balance (lower chart, blue curve) was at some 580 gigtonnes, or about 175 gigatonnes above the mean and approximately 500 gigatonnes over the low recorded in 2012.

Arctic temperature this summer, according to the DMI, has also been below normal.

Chasing regional heat

So with all the cold out in the Atlantic and surging Arctic sea ice, growing Greenland snow mass along with the absence of hurricanes, it’s little wonder that global warming climate ambulance chasers are keeping narrowly focused on a few regionally isolated “heat waves” and local droughts.

24 responses to “Arctic Sea Ice Volume Skyrockets…Atlantic Surface Cold Surprises Experts”

  1. Yonason

    “Heat wave” in Georgia last last March took it’s toll on fruit crops.
    https://www.myajc.com/business/peach-problem-georgia-fruits-hit-again-leaving-less-for-shoppers/9uGvGWTxhPmrjiIuQtnR3K/

    Is there anything global warming can’t do?

  2. SebastianH

    Despite all the hysterical “heat wave” and drought reports being put out to the public by the media, the Northern Hemisphere as a whole is in fact not at all that much warmer than the mean since 2000.

    Ehm, 2018 will very likely be the warmest La Nina year ever recorded. While you guys write of an impending ice age because of how cold 2018 is … weird.

    This year the Arctic sea ice volume is showing very impressive growth:

    Don’t be too sad if it doesn’t reach 2014 levels of “growth” though … or if it reverts back to the long term trend next year (likely an El Nino year).

    Greenland itself has been seeing a jaw-dropping surface mass budget increase in its snow and ice sheet:

    Will your jaw drop even further when you find out how that increasing SMB doesn’t mean the ice mass increases?

    So with all the cold out in the Atlantic and surging Arctic sea ice, growing Greenland snow mass along with the absence of hurricanes, it’s little wonder that global warming climate ambulance chasers are keeping narrowly focused on a few regionally isolated “heat waves” and local droughts.

    It’s unbelievable how you are able to spin a cooling story even in a warming world. You have been doing this for the past 10+ years … has anything of what you thought is happening actually happened? E.g. that -2.x°C anomaly thing from 2008? The climate bet thing on this blog?

    1. spike55

      “2018 will very likely be the warmest La Nina year “

      Except is hasn’t been a La Nina year. mostly been in the neutral range.

      Your post reads like one of UTTER DESPERATION, seb

      I bet you can see that the sleepy Sun, and the changing AMO are starting to have an effect, and that it will absolutely DESTROY everything your tiny little brain-hosed mind “believes”

      Why not just admit it now, so your mental condition doesn’t continue to slide into oblivion?

    2. MrZ

      Seb,
      2014 and 2018 DMI lines will cross August 12th.El Nino will not happen
      Mark my words.
      Any bets?

  3. Bitter&twisted

    Wouldn’t pay too much attention to these areas of cold. After all it is just weather.
    However, according to trolls, those warm areas are evidence of climate change.
    Go figure.b

  4. Bill the cat

    For 100,000 years we’ve never been good at weather prediction… Still aren’t. One meteor, volcanic eruption, solar storm will throw out all computer models, and it’s sure to happen.

  5. RickWill

    The UAH lower troposphere temperature anomaly indicates a whopping 0.32C rise for July 2018 over the 30-year mean:
    http://www.drroyspencer.com

  6. Joe Banks

    Sebastian I will go with science and history. Good luck with your religion.

  7. Wally Mayo

    Nature is beginning to show it’s hand. Drop in solar irradiance HAS to have it’s effect over time. There will be plenty of egg on many faces when the cooling tend becomes clearer. I’ve seen some good unadulterated temp maps elsewhere that confirm the tend.

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  9. CO2isLife

    Any warming in the Arctic is due to warm water, not CO2 in the atmosphere.

    Isolating the Impact of CO2 on Atmospheric Temperatures; Conclusion is CO2 has No Measurable Impact
    https://co2islife.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/isolating-the-impact-of-co2-on-atmospheric-temperatures-conclusion-is-co2-has-no-measurable-impact/

  10. Steven Fraser

    2018 DMI Sea Ice Volume has had below-average decline monthly since the April 28 high point, when it was 97.78% of the 16-year dataset average. Monthly change since then:

    May 28, 99.90% of the average.
    June 28, 110.75% of the average.
    July 28, 115.08% of the average.

    Currently (Aug 3) 116.41% of the average.

    Though daily decline rates vary day-to-day at this time of year, right now, the decline rate in the top 3 volume years (2004, 2014 and 2003) is higher than it is for 2018, so 2018 is narrowing the gap with them.

    It is anyone’s guess what will happen over the next 2 weeks for this year, but we can see from the historic data that both 2014 and 2003 have significant declines later in the Summer, to below the average. 2003 reaches its low on 9/1 (88.97% of the average of the 15 previous years,) and 2014 reaches its low on 9/14.

  11. Steven Fraser

    And, as to DMI Greenland SMB, it is currently tracking above last year on this date.

  12. CO2isLife

    This was predicted by many many many “non-experts” and non-Peer Reviewed scientists.

    Speak of the Devil; Nature Confirms the Arctic Sea Ice Atmospheric Circulation Theory
    https://co2islife.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/speak-of-the-devil-nature-confirms-the-arctic-sea-ice-atmospheric-circulation-theory/

  13. David Appell

    Sorry, but as of 7/31/18, Northern Hemisphere ACE was 140.2, compared to a normal of 129.7.

    Source:
    http://tropical.atmos.colostate.edu/Realtime/

    1. spike55

      North Atlantic SST is dropping quickly

      NH ACE is linked to North Atlantic SST
      https://climategrog.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/ace_amo_2015.png

      Expect NH ACE to start to drop.

      Or do you wish for hurricanes, Dappell?

      ..to support your brain-washing.

      These NH CYCLES were useful to the AGW scam/agenda for a while, cherry-picking the 1979 start point, but pretty soon they are going to be a real nuisance as the AMO continues on its NATURAL course.

      Pity really, because it would have been highly beneficial for Arctic sea ice to drop down a bit more, you know, to around MWP levels or before.

      Dappell, You are aware that Arctic sea ice is still in the top 10% of the last 10,000 years, only marginally down from the anomalous extremes of the LIA, aren’t you ?

      Or are you one of those climate change DENIERS we have heard so much about?

  14. David Appell

    The monthly number for PIOMAS isn’t out yet for July.

    For June, it was the 6th highest in their records, not the 15th highest.

    1. Kenneth Richard

      For June, it was the 6th highest in their records, not the 15th highest.

      The article says:

      “As the chart above depicts, Arctic sea ice volume is near a 15-year high, is more than a 1000 km3 above normal, and over 3000 km3 over the 2012 minimum.”

      The emboldened text means that the current ice volume is near to what it was in 2004, 15 summers ago.

    2. spike55

      seb must be off duty for the weekend..

      .. so they bring in a pee-shooter.

      1. tom0mason
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  16. tom0mason

    Weather effect are linked to climate change because….because…?

    Well because they say so….
    It’s a mad world, and this project ensures it will get more insane!

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