Did Climate Weapons Achieve Lowest Sea Ice Maximum on Satellite Record? 3

2015 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Annual Extent Is Lowest On Record
March 19, 2015
The sea ice cap of the Arctic appeared to reach its annual maximum winter extent on Feb. 25, according to data from the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. At 5.61 million square miles (14.54 million square kilometers), this year’s maximum extent was the smallest on the satellite record and also one of the earliest.
depiction of likely Arctic sea ice maximum extent for 2015, on Feb. 25
Arctic sea ice likely reached its annual maximum winter extent on Feb. 25, barring a late season surge. At 5.61 million square miles (14.54 million square kilometers), this year’s winter peak extent is the lowest and one of the earliest on the satellite record that began in 1979.

Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Arctic sea ice, frozen seawater floating on top of the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas, is in constant change: it grows in the fall and winter, reaching its annual maximum between late February and early April, and then it shrinks in the spring and summer until it hits its annual minimum extent in September. The past decades have seen a downward trend in Arctic sea ice extent during both the growing and melting season, though the decline is steeper in the latter.
This year’s maximum was reached 15 days earlier than the 1981 to 2010 average date of March 12, according to NSIDC. Only in 1996 did it occur earlier, on Feb. 24. However, the sun is just beginning to rise on the Arctic Ocean and a late spurt of ice growth is still possible, though unlikely. (Continue)

Dark Snow Project
Scientist, Jason Box investigates How Carbon Black Aerosols Melt Greenland Ice

Increased sighting of aircraft spraying carbon black aerosols during winter months could be more than a coincidence.

 This video taken during a 23 August 2014 maintenance tour of http://www.promice.org climate stations on the southern Greenland ice sheet.

Higher on the ice sheet, the surface is not this dark. But down low, where the highest melt rates happen, this darkness amplifies absorbed sunlight, the dominant energy source for melt.

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