Arctic Update


By Paul Homewood


I don’t usually report on the Arctic, as others do this well. Nevertheless, we seem to be at an important turning point for this year, so let’s look at some of stats from DMI, the Danish Meteorological Institute.






Daily mean temperature and climate north of the 80th northern parallel, as a function of the day of year.


Temperatures have been running below the mean, which is based on a baseline of 1958 –2002, since April. They are now dropping sharply, and are now at the level we would expect to see probably in another two or three weeks. As this is very much a model based dataset, it is worth repeating DMI’s warning not to take the actual temperatures too literally:-


“Therefore, do NOT use this measure as an actual physical mean temperature of the arctic. The ‘plus 80…

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