Monday, July 02, 2012

The north, melting

Arctic sea ice may be on pace for a record low this summer:


And, according to new analysis by Jason Box, Greenland's becoming increasingly less reflective because of all the melting ice:

2 comments:

William Connolley said...

> according to new analysis by Jason Box, Greenland's becoming increasingly less reflective because of all the melting ice

Actually, he didn't quite say that "I don’t know the relative contribution of impurities versus the reflectivity reduction resulting from the first 3 melt factors".

Simon Donner said...

Fair point. The deposition of soot, etc. is also a contributing factor. There must be some interesting interaction though, since as ice melts the density of the impurities should increase.