Tagged: sea ice volume

The Climate Show: Beta 1 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 26, 2010

[Video] Introducing The Climate Show, the first (beta 1) stab at a web-based “radio with pictures” programme about climate news science, policy, politics and solutions. It’s the brainchild of KIWI FM’s Radio Wammo breakfast host Glenn Williams, one of the most innovative young broadcasters in New Zealand, and he’s roped me in to add, er, [...] … Read More

Arctic report card 2010: a one-way trip to warming - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 25, 2010

Last week NOAA released the 2010 update of its Arctic Report Card, covering the 2009/10 winter season and 2010 summer sea ice minimum. It makes for sobering reading. Greenland experienced record high temperatures, ice melt and glacier area loss, sea ice extent was the third lowest in the satellite record, and Arctic snow cover duration [...] … Read More

Gone for good: Arctic Ocean ice free all year by the 2040s? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 18, 2010

A few days ago I used a combination of Arctic sea ice volume data from the University of Washington’s PIOMAS model and NSIDC sea ice extent numbers to project that the Arctic Ocean would be effectively ice-free in late summer within ten years. The key to that exercise was the rate at which the volume [...] … Read More

Arctic sea ice projections: 6 billion dead within a year (it really is grim up North) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 25, 2010

The first set of ARCUS/SEARCH projections for the September Arctic sea ice minimum have been released, and amid all the mundane statistical, heuristical, and modelistical musing there’s a remarkable effort — and I really do mean remarkable — by one Charles Wilson. Here’s the graphic showing all of the submitted forecasts. See if you can [...] … Read More

Ah, I see you have the Wishart that goes ’ping’ - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 03, 2010

In Ian Wishart’s lexicon, to “ping” someone seems to mean catching them out in a mistake or false claim. It’s a word he’s fond of using in his regular attacks on Hot Topic, most recently over my post on sea ice volume, and a comment thereunder by William “Stoat” Connolley. My post was “bad science” [...] … Read More