For those not knowing who Jeff Condon is, he was a central figure that ferreted out (after months of obfuscation by Steig) the junk science of the Antarctic warming paper by Eric Steig (of RC affiliation) et al that made it to the cover of the "prestigious" Nature magazine. Yes, the same "prestigious" journal that promoted the hockey stick fraud over and over.
Tamino has got to be one of the most disingenuous deceitful POS to have ever typed on a keyboard.
Looking at all the major sites listed @wuwt, it appears the sea ice is within the 1st deviation of average, and seems to be either the most sea ice for the past several years or almost the most (again according to the charts) looking at the danish sea temp's and the navy's sea ice/temps it appears that a slight shift in temps east of greenland has enhanced the ice formation in that region which MAY keep it higher,
what i am more interested in, is the next 30-60 day "peak" for ice final extent, will it exceed 2010 as the highest extent/latest highest extent? then how fast is the melt going to be this year.
This from the NSIDC.org website: "As in January, sea ice extent in February was low on the Atlantic side of the Arctic, but unusually high on the Pacific side of the Arctic, remaining lower than average overall. At the end of the month, ice extent rose sharply, as winds changed and started spreading out the ice cover."
I was wondering if this is a common occurance when the PDO is negative and the AMO is positive? Anyone have any thoughts on this?
throttleup, I could be mistaken but I think numerouno said he was going on holiday? Or perhaps the record cold that hit europe last month made him rethink his views on AGW.
Thanks Glenn; that does sound somewhat familiar now that you mention it. I hope he's enjoying himself and he finds his way back to this thread.
Graywolf might be in shock for all I know. He seems to be somewhat of a manic-depressive when it comes to ice extent. He's always excited... but it's always bad! Maybe he should move to the Pacific side where's there's a little more ice.