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The Arctic ice after the second largest cyclone in history

The Arctic ice after the second largest cyclone in history

The Arctic ice after the  second largest cyclone in  history A 970 mB cyclone, that formed over northeast Siberia and entered the Beaufort  Sea at the beginning of the week has decimated the already damaged Arctic  sea ice and threatens, AT THE VERY LEAST, any ice short of the 90N parallel.  To say any more than that would be educated speculation. A very impressive <970 mbar cyclone over the Arctic ocean, the sea-ice extent at a record low Here is my…

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A brief report on Arctic ice after a cyclone – 30 July, 2020

A brief report on Arctic ice after a cyclone – 30 July, 2020

A cyclone on the Beaufort Sea I have been away for 36 hours. During that time there has been a cyclone in the Arctic Ocean.  I have not had any reports yet as to how serious it was but the material below gives the first clues to the damage that has been done to ice in the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and Canada. These two representations of sea ice extent and concentration gives a good clue – two big…

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Cyclone over the Beautort Sea

Cyclone over the Beautort Sea

I am away for the next day or so so wil not be able to monitor this until I get back. By comparison the Great Arctic cyclone of 2012 was 962  mbar (28.4 inHg) Major cyclone over the Arctic  Basin Strong Arctic cyclone (971 mb) over the Beaufort Sea today. We will wait and see how much damage this does to sea ice in the region. You can see just how thin the ice is in the region – about 0.5…

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