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The 2019 Greenland Thread

Re: The 2019 Greenland Thread

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 01 Aug 2019, 12:55:50

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Greenland forest fires?

Unread postby Whitefang » Thu 01 Aug 2019, 14:04:17

All of you thanks for the links and data on GIS, plant for keeping his temper while teaching :roll:
Great pics D, and Baffin central over 10 degrees Celcius Az, red hot.
This month is going to be capital HOT on the arctic, melting momentum and heat influx.
Will be interesting to see how long it takes for the freeze up to take hold with so much water above normal av.temp.
This is not getting serious, this is serious. Like civil war, a regime change, a revolution, worldwide.

Greenland is almost free of sea ice: ... R2_nic.png

Maybe that hot pocket inbetween Baffin and Greenland moves to Banks and flash melts the crumbling sea ice to the northwest if it.
Another nail in the coffin with almost 2 months to go before refreeze. ESAS sea ice has already melted out, if that melt joins the melt above the Canadian islands, final destination whole central sea ice pack. Some yellows, 75% already above 85 NL.
RealClimate does forecasting, must be some info on it.

Read somewhere on the large fires on Greenland...…..stranger things?
2017 peat fires. 2019 fire season, not healthy for Taiga/Boreal forest ecosystem. ... r-climate/

June and July are shaping up to be the most intense Arctic wildfire periods on record with blazes raging everywhere from Siberia and Alaska to even Greenland.
Although fires are a natural part of the boreal forest life cycle, the magnitude and number of the fires this season are unheard of with The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, calling the wildfire spasm “unprecedented” in a news release this month.
So far, fires have been most severe in Alaska and Siberia, with some fires covering up to 100,000 football fields, says the WMO.
In all, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Comission, has tracked more than 100 wildfires within the Arctic Circle this season, with numerous others raging across the North.
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Re: The 2019 Greenland Thread

Unread postby Azothius » Thu 01 Aug 2019, 16:05:27

Walloped by heat wave, Greenland sees massive ice melt

The area of the Greenland ice sheet that is showing indications of melt has been growing daily, and hit a record 56.5% for this year on Wednesday, said Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute. She says that’s expected to expand and peak on Thursday before cooler temperatures slow the pace of the melt.

More than 10 billion tons (11 billion U.S. tons) of ice was lost to the oceans by surface melt on Wednesday alone, creating a net mass ice loss of some 197 billion tons (217 billion U.S. tons) from Greenland in July, she said.

Mottram said since June 1 — roughly the start of the ice-loss season — the Greenland ice sheet has lost 240 gigatons (240 billion metric tons) this year. That compares with 290 gigatons lost overall in the 2012 melt season, which usually goes through the end of August.

A lot of what melts can later refreeze onto the ice sheet, but because of the conditions ahead of this summer’s heat wave, the amount of ice lost for good this year might be the same as in 2012 or more, according to scientists. They noted a long build up to this summer’s ice melt — including higher overall temperatures for months — and a very dry winter with little snow in many places, which would normally offer some protection to glacier ice.
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Re: The 2019 Greenland Thread

Unread postby clif » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 20:02:49

Greenland is suffering a lots of melt water ponds and moulins in the northern regions near the ocean. The ice is becoming like swiss cheese .....

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