Global Sea Ice Extent

September 17th Data:

Arctic Sea Ice: 1.2 Million km

Antarctic Sea Ice: 1.5 million km

Net Global Sea Ice Deviation: 0.3 million km

NASA: PDO is in the cool phase

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A cool-water anomaly known as La Ni?a occupied the tropical Pacific Ocean throughout 2007 and early 2008. In April 2008, scientists at NASA?s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that while the La Ni?a was weakening, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation?a larger-scale, slower-cycling ocean pattern?had shifted to its cool phase.

Source URL: http://earthobservatory.nasa...ges/images.php3?img_id=18012

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4 comments to NASA: PDO is in the cool phase

  • There’s a blurb on ICECAP about this I fully agree with. Negative PDO + Low solar activity means more cold weather.

  • – The reason for the Gulf Stream disruptions
    couple a slowdown of the Atlantic Current with a Solar Minimum… yeah this could be bad, very bad.

    I’m witcha

  • well, judging by the weather here since mid to late March, it sure seems like the PDO is negative.

    Odd how about every other weekend we get above normal temps for a couple days, then well below normal temps for about 5 to 10 days.

  • Article from 1999.

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    If you’re unhappy with La Ni?a and the wet weather it brought the Pacific Northwest this year, you’re not going to like the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

    Are you ready for a few more decades of wetter, colder winters?

    “I’m not making a prediction,” cautioned Philip Mote, a University of Washington climate researcher. “It’s a suggestion . . . I suppose some would consider it a pretty bleak suggestion.”

    Mote and his colleagues suggest we get used to our raincoats and umbrellas. A recently discovered weather cycle known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or PDO, may be shifting to its “negative” or wet phase, he says.

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