Tuesday, November 17, 2020

State of the Oceans -- Nov 17, 2020

 The ocean current map is running always 2 days late.  Probably covid, but beggars can't be complainers.

A very interesting pattern has started in the Atlantic belt.

The reversal off South America is going up Africa, when it always tucks in south and goes around again.  I have never seen this.

This has been causing a persistent plume up from Africa which zooms over Europe and digs into the Arctic ice.  The result is a big bite out of the ice and a slowdown in ice volume creation.

Look at that huge bite of warmth, up Norway.  This is causing cold air to be pushed over onto us, while delaying the full Arctic freeze-up.  I expect the warmie press to get on this soon.  

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