Sea Ice Update June 9 2014 – Arctic Sea Ice Actually Increased – Global Sea Ice 3rd For The Day

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Arctic Sea Ice actually rose from day 156 to 158 and it is still higher on day 159 than day 156. A strange turn of events that is not terribly common at this time of year.

A quick update for sea ice extent for day 159 of 2014:

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 849,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 3 for the day.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,268,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 1 for the day.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -419,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 29 for the day.

NOAA Data here and here here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.




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Piers Corbyn in the Independent ‘so many degrees of freedom that any ‘forecast’ is meaningless’

Piers asks are the Met Office still using zonal maps for a meridional jetstream? No wonder they keep predicting 90’s weather

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Piers Piers as he looked last month, although he’s flattered the Independent on Sunday used an image of his younger self.

Piers made a rare appearance in the  Independent on Sunday (IoS) on 8th June 2014 – albeit with an old stock photo. This is the relevant part which sit in amongst a rather PR based presentation of the Met Office which glosses over past and current failures;

the biggest stick used to beat the Met Office? Climate change, sceptics of which tend to talk loudly and angrily. They include Powell, Madden and the Daily Express but none, perhaps, are as vociferous as Piers Corbyn, brother of Jeremy Corbyn MP, and another independent forecaster. The physicist, who has run WeatherAction in south London since 1988, calls climate change “delusional nonsense” and says his understanding of “the essential influences between the Sun and Earth, involving magnetic connections” make him more skilled…

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