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How Much Ice Melting in Arctic Sea?

Posted by feww on July 20, 2013

Arctic ice extent fell 61% faster than average first half of July

Arctic ice cover declined at a rate of 132,000 km² per day during the first two weeks of July, which was 61% faster than the average, said the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

  • The average rate of decline calculated over the period 1981 to 2010 is 82,000 km²/day.
  • The fastest ice loss was observed in the Kara sea, where  temperatures were up to 5ºC above average, and East Greenland sea, followed by the Laptev Sea.
  • Sea ice retreated slowest on the Pacific side,  especially in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
  • Temperatures over Alaska, Siberia and the Canadian Arctic were up to 5ºC  below average.

ASIE- july 2013
The graph above shows Arctic sea ice extent as of July 19, 2013, along with daily ice extent data for 2012, the record low year. 2013 is shown in blue, and 2012 in green. The gray area around the average line shows the two standard deviation range of the data. Sea Ice Index data. Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center

sea ice extent 19Jul2013
Arctic sea ice extent for July 19. The orange line shows the 1981 to 2010 median extent for that month. The black cross indicates the geographic North Pole. Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Additional Data

  • Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent at 15.13 million km²on March 10, five days later than the 1979 to 2000 average date of March 10.
  • The 2013 maximum ice extent was 733,000 km² below the 1979 to 2000, and became the 6th lowest in the satellite record, said NSIDC.
  • The lowest maximum extent occurred in 2011; ten lowest maximums have occurred in the last ten years (2004 – 2013).

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Massive Thunderstorm Hits Las Vegas

Posted by feww on July 20, 2013

“Tornado-like” winds, heavy rain and flashflooding damage home, force evacuations in Las Vegas

A severe thunderstorm packing 71-mph wind gusts battered the Las Vegas Valley, forcing evacuation of 200 units at the Atrium Garden Condos in east Las Vegas, said a report.

The storm caused heavy damage in several areas, “stranding drivers in flash floods, snapping power poles and tearing trees from the ground.”

“Temperatures dropped more than 20 degrees Friday due to the storm. The weather service reported 109 degrees early in the afternoon and 83 degrees at 10 p.m.”

Power outages across the valley affected at least 33,000 customers, NV Energy said.

Meantime, a new daily rainfall record of 0.22 inches was set at McCarran International Airport, breaking the previous record of 0.17 inches set in 1951.


July 20, 2013 – SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN –

966 Days Left

FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

FIRE-EARTH Population Model shows mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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Climate Catastrophes Cumulate in China

Posted by feww on July 20, 2013

More roads transformed to rivers as extreme rain events continue to batter China

The concrete jungle bears telltale clues!

Kunming China flooding
Kunming, the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, July 19, 2013. The meteorologic center issued a blue alert for rainstorm on Friday after extensive flooding caused by an extreme rain event inundated the city. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang) More images…

Tropical Cyclone Cimaron makes landfall in Fujian Province

The cyclone battered Fujian Province dumping up to 520 mm or rain in just a few hours .

Tropical storm CimaronOriginal caption:  A car is submerged among wastes swept down by mountain torrents and torrential rain in Gangwei Township in Longhai of Zhangzhou City, southeast China’s Fujian Province, July 19, 2013. Tropical storm Cimaron made its landfall in Fujian Thursday evening, bringing heavy rain and strong gales to southern part of the province. Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou and Putian were severely affected by the storm, with the rainfall in some regions like Longhai reaching 520 millimeters on Friday. About 123,000 residents were afflicted by the storm and no casualties have been reported yet. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan). More images…

Extreme Rain Events, severe flooding in Guangyuan force 41,400 people to relocate

Flooding in Guangyuan City Sichuan SW China
Original Caption: Photo taken on July 18, 2013 shows the rising flood in Guangyuan City of southwest China’s Sichuan Province. A rain-triggered flood has brought serious damage to Guangyuan City from Wednesday, causing one person missing and forcing 41,400 people to relocate. (Xinhua/Gao Zhinong)
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