Sunday, January 7, 2018

Arctic ice finally seals up

No more open water.  The temperatures around the open bits had been staying around -20C.  Now they are going well below -30 where they belong.  We are going to break through the median ice extent.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I just read that the Beaufort Sea Gyre has a 7 year cycle, and should be breaking up soon.  It probably hasn't felt that El Nino stopped.  Things are slow up there.  It has apparently trapped a lot of fresher water from ice melt, and when it pops, it sends a wave of cold water to poor Eurotrance.  No sign of that yet.

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