Oceanography

Arctic Ice July 2010- Update #2

Arctic Ice July 2010- Update #2 Something strange is going on.  Arctic watcher blogs are abuzz with talk about the behaviour of graphics which are supposed to show ice extent, area or volume.  many of these graphics seem to show that the Arctic melt has s ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:20pm

Arctic Ice July 2010- Update #3

Arctic Ice July 2010- Update #3 An update and a bit of Arctic history. Despite the extensive cloud cover over much of the Arctic it is possible to see some interesting patterns of behavior. Around the Siberian side of the Arctic the ice has already retrea ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:20pm

Biotransport And Ocean Mixing

Biotransport and ocean mixing Before I get into the 'bio' aspect of this article I want to put it in context by pointing to a means of ocean mixing that is not as well known as it deserves to be.  And to put that, in turn, in context: a new repo ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:17pm

Arctic Ice July- Update #5

Arctic Ice July- Update #5 The sharp decline in ice extent slowed somewhat during July.  Some people are claiming this as a sign of recovery. If you are going downhill at full throttle and you take your foot off the gas you will slow down.  A bit.  But if ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:17pm

Arctic Ice August 2010

Arctic Ice August 2010 Arctic warming and global warming. The year up to July 31 has produced many examples of anomalous weather events globally.  We have seen fires, floods, droughts and sandstorms on an immense scale.  A new report shows that 10 out of ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:17pm

Arctic Ice August 2010- Update #1

Arctic Ice August 2010- Update #1 Most of the fires in Siberia seem to have been put out or burned out.  Meanwhile, the fires near Moscow continue to burn and there are more fires in Alaska.  I have made a mosaic composite showing the fires at the time of ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:17pm

Arctic Newsflash! Petermann Ice Tongue Loses Huge Chunk

Arctic Newsflash! Petermann Ice Tongue Loses Huge Chunk I have been watching the Petermann Glacier ice tongue for some time now. Here is what I wrote in  Arctic Ice July 2010- Update #3: Judging from historic maps and images, the normal behavior of the Pe ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:14pm

The Anatomy Of A Discovery- Petermann Glacier Ice Tongue Calving 2010

The Anatomy Of A Discovery Petermann Glacier Ice Tongue Calving 2010 Science20.com is a science site. Now, I could blabber and bluster about how I once advised Margaret Thatcher 1.  Which I did.  In a private letter which was answered by the Iron Lady her ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:13pm

Petermann Glacier Calving 2010- Update

Petermann Glacier Calving 2010- Update Before I discuss the recent calving of the Petermann Glacier ice tongue, I want to give credit to the many scientists who were studying, predicting and observing this event.  If I miss anyone out, please advise by em ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:14pm

Arctic Ice August 2010- Update #2

Arctic Ice August 2010- Update #2 Since I last posted an update, many things have happened in the Arctic and sub-Arctic. In my last update- Arctic Ice August 2010- Update #1- I noted that there were no floes in the main pack bigger than 35km2.  I invited ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:14pm