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Even PBS (2016) has some awareness of a coming glacial repeat except for a global warming blurb at the end to be more PC.
A winterlike weather pattern moved over the northeastern United States early this week, bringing with cooler conditions, rain and even snow in several northern locations.
Many living in the Northeast experienced lower-than-average temperatures on Monday. A low temperature of 42 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in New York City's Central Park, according to the National Weather Service. This temperature fell 3 degrees shy of the all-time low for May 13: 39 F set in 1895.
But the all-time low high temperature of 49 F for May 13, set way back in 1914, was shattered on Monday when the mercury in Central Park only climbed to 48 F. Temperatures on Monday in the Big Apple were about 15-20 degrees below average
About 6 to 8 inches of snow blanketed Killington and Mount Snow in Vermont, estimates AccuWeather Meteorologist and Social Media Manager Jesse Ferrell. This snowfall will help the Killington Ski Resort remain in operation.
"Killington's season is still going strong on limited terrain," said AccuWeather Broadcast Meteorologist Brittany Boyer. "They are closed during the week but they reopen on weekends. They have been open 200-plus days this season. They are trying to make it to June."
Killington provides live webcams on its website that allow users to view the current conditions.
https://m.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Space_for_our_climate/Jakobshavn_Isbrae_Glacier_bucks_the_trend said:JAKOBSHAVN ISBRAE GLACIER BUCKS THE TREND
Our planet works in mysterious ways. We are all used to hearing about the world’s ice being the first casualty of climate change and, indeed, it is declining fast. However, recent findings show that one glacier is not conforming to the norm – it’s actually been flowing more slowly and getting thicker.
In recent years, Greenland has been losing more ice through the Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier than from anywhere else on this huge ice sheet.
Various types of satellite data have been used to understand and monitor the glacier’s flow over the last 20 years, in particular, through ESA’s Climate Change Initiative. This revealed that the glacier was flowing at its fastest and losing the most ice in 2012–13. In places, the main trunk of the glacier was deflating by 10 m a year as it adjusted dynamically to ice loss and melting.
Complementary information from the European Commission’s Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission and Sentinel-2 optical mission along with ESA’s CryoSat satellite are currently being used to keep a close eye on this critical glacier.
In particular, scientists are applying a new swath processing technique to CryoSat’s altimeter data. This differs from conventional radar altimetry so that broad swaths, rather than single points, of elevations can be computed – yielding better detail on glacial change.
This new high-resolution dataset has revealed that, between 2013 and 2017, the ice at terminus of the glacier stopped decreasing in height, and started to thicken. The overall effect is that Jakobshavn Isbrae is now flowing more slowly, thickening, and advancing toward the ocean instead of retreating farther inland.
Even so, the glacier’s drainage basin as a whole is still losing more ice to the ocean than it gains as snowfall, therefore still contributing to global sea-level rise, albeit at a slower rate.
Scientists are discussing this phenomenon at this week’s Living Planet Symposium in Milan. Anna Hogg, researcher in the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds in the UK, said, “The dynamic speedup of Jakobshavn Isbrae observed from the late 2000’s to 2013 was triggered by warm ocean waters in Disko Bay, entering Jakobshavn Fjord and melting ice at the glacier terminus.
“In recent years, however, temperature measurements show that ocean water in Disko Bay has experienced a series of cooler years – more than one degree lower than mean temperature previously observed. This has reduced the rate of ice melt on Jakobshavn Isbrae.”
However, glaciers interact with both the ocean and the atmosphere. Following the extreme surface melt event across the whole of Greenland in 2012, the ice sheet experienced very low levels of surface melt the following year.
Research suggests that it is the complex interaction of both ocean and atmospheric forcing that have driven the changes on this glacier.
Dr Hogg added, “The key question we need to answer now is whether the slowdown of Jakobshavn Isbrae just a pause, or is it more permanent? We will use ESA satellite observations combined with models to monitor change and predict this colossal glacier’s future evolution.”
ESA’s Mark Drinkwater noted, “The balance of the cryosphere is clearly delicate, and we see large seasonal and year-to-year variability in the dynamics of the Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier, which can easily hide the longer-term climate trend in ice loss.
“Further data is needed on the regional influence of ocean temperatures on tidewater glaciers in Greenland to better understand to what extent this process influences regional ice-mass losses.”
Cs have said Earth is slowing down and numerous articles of recent years have reported the same.The media is absolutely clueless about the direction and implications of climate change. Here's a recent example:
Climate change to make Earth spin FASTER and create POWERFUL storms
The article is bonkers because the Earth isn't actually warming up, but instead it's been cooling slightly for about 20 years and will be cooling more for approximately 10 to 50 years or thereabouts. Or possibly longer.
However, because the Earth is cooling its rotation will speed up some, whereas it wouldn't really speed up if the Earth was actually warming.
If the Earth was warming, the polar ice caps would melt, as the article says, but that would move water mass outward, from the poles to the equator, which would slow the Earth's rotation slightly.
Instead, since the Earth is cooling, that will move water mass towards the poles, into the ice caps, creating the spinning ice skater effect, thus slightly increasing the speed of Earth's rotation.
Thus we can expect to see negative leap seconds for awhile.
Yes, the MSM weather reporting is clueless.Cs have said Earth is slowing down and numerous articles of recent years have reported the same.
Q: (L) Is oil leaking out of the ocean bed floor in the Gulf of Mexico in any other places besides through the well?
A: Yes but that is happening elsewhere as well. All part of the "opening up" phenomenon.
Q: (L) So, you mean that what we've speculated about sinkholes and cracks in the earth... What is causing this opening up?
A: Misalignment, or rather sliding of layers of crust of earth due to slowing of rotation.
Q: (L) Okay, what is causing this slowing of rotation?
A: We have mentioned the approach of companion star and its tendency to "ground" the system.
The paper was based on data Romanovsky and his colleagues had been analyzing since their last expedition to the area in 2016. The team used a modified propeller plane to visit exceptionally remote sites, including an abandoned Cold War-era radar base more than 300 km from the nearest human settlement.
Diving through a lucky break in the clouds, Romanovsky and his colleagues said they were confronted with a landscape that was unrecognizable from the pristine Arctic terrain they had encountered during initial visits a decade or so earlier.
The vista had dissolved into an undulating sea of hummocks - waist-high depressions and ponds known as thermokarst. Vegetation, once sparse, had begun to flourish in the shelter provided from the constant wind.
Torn between professional excitement and foreboding, Romanovsky said the scene had reminded him of the aftermath of a bombardment.
“It’s a canary in the coalmine,” said Louise Farquharson, a post-doctoral researcher and co-author of the study. “It’s very likely that this phenomenon is affecting a much more extensive region and that’s what we’re going to look at next.”
Scientists are concerned about the stability of permafrost because of the risk that rapid thawing could release vast quantities of heat-trapping gases, unleashing a feedback loop that would in turn fuel even faster temperature rises.
Even if current commitments to cut emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement are implemented, the world is still far from averting the risk that these kinds of feedback loops will trigger runaway warming, according to models used by the U.N.-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
With scientists warning that sharply higher temperatures would devastate the global south and threaten the viability of industrial civilization in the northern hemisphere, campaigners said the new paper reinforced the imperative to cut emissions.
“Thawing permafrost is one of the tipping points for climate breakdown and it’s happening before our very eyes,” said Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International. “This premature thawing is another clear signal that we must decarbonize our economies, and immediately.”
Indeed, observations show a slowdown of the Earth's spin over the past 20 years:Cs have said Earth is slowing down and numerous articles of recent years have reported the same.
Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connexion said:The chart shows the deviation between the ‘theoretical’ 24-hour day length (represented by the horizontal yellow straight line), and the actual measured day length (the green curve). As you can see, the measured day length (jagged purple curve) throughout this period is longer than the theoretical day length by up to four milliseconds/day (see year 1971). The red curve shows the cumulative time difference between the theoretical day duration and the observed day duration (+25 seconds between 1970 and 2010).
Notice also that since 2003 the average measured day length has been getting longer (blue ascending line on the right of the chart), from an average of +0.3 ms per day in 2003 to an average of +1.0 ms per day in 2011. Since 2003 the rate at which the Earth’s spin is slowing down seems to be accelerating.