Autumn Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Gain At A Record High

The Greenland Ice Sheet gained a record amount of ice and snow this autumn – more than 200 billion tons. This lowers sea level, and is the exact opposite of what experts forecast, and say is happening.

ScreenHunter_4849 Nov. 30 08.09Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Budget: DMI

This is a big change from 1940, when the glaciers of Greenland were rapidly melting and nearing a catastrophe.

ScreenHunter_4850 Nov. 30 08.20

06 May 1940 – Greenland’s Climate Becoming Milder

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19 Responses to Autumn Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Gain At A Record High

  1. Bernd Palmer says:

    Article from 1940 … That’s when the first SUVs began to roam our streets … not.

    • Gary H says:

      Worth noting that 1940 is prior to the “consensus view” of the birth of AGW (IPCC puts at 1950 – and many orgs place it decades later). Unfortunately the broad public is not aware (or, have forgotten their 8th grade science) that global historical records demonstrate that such “change” was well in motion, and in many cases more dramatic during the 100 years preceding AGW, than since.

  2. B Buckner says:

    Great, thanks a lot. One more metric I feel the need, or compulsion, to track. I have a job and a family, and my time is in short supply you know.

  3. d.w. says:

    “Satellite observations over the last decade show that the ice sheet is not in balance. The calving loss is greater than the gain from surface mass balance, and Greenland is losing mass at about 200 Gt/yr.”

    Quoted from that article. This is also a model based on input data and that model has recently changed making comparisons to older model outputs less than ideal.

    • David A says:

      dw, gravometric studies The error bars are very very large.

    • C.R.B. says:

      If you read the info on the site, it says all values on there have been calculated using the new model so the comparison with older years is still valid. The SMB is only about 20 G/T above the mean for the same period. It will be interesting if the full year track follows the upper limit of the grey band which is high daily value from 1990-2011.

    • gofer says:

      I thought calving was what put it in balance.

      • emsnews says:

        Yes, and they say that cows are producing methane and thus, causing this calving. Solution: kill all cows, kill all calves, etc.

        These people are in a death cult.

  4. swood1000 says:

    The headline is “Ice Sheet Mass Gain At A Record High.” This is misleading and not helpful, since as d.w. points out, Greenland is losing mass. It is not the net mass that is gaining but the surface mass, which does not include calving.

  5. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    Damn more frozen heat!

  6. Beale says:

    That can’t be right; the Greenland Ice Sheet melted away several years ago /sarc.

  7. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism.

  8. Bdaman says:

    Speaking of lowering sea level, just saw last night on 60 Minutes the story about Khurais. I think the Saudis are close to completion. Although this article is from 2008, it’s says, as Leslie Stahl narrated that the Saudis plan to inject 2. MILLION BARRELS (84 Million Gallons) of ocean water per day into the ground in order to pump up oil. What would that do to sea level rise ?

  9. smamarver says:

    Here is a graph on the Arctic temperatures for more than a hindred years: You can see that there are some anomalies, but, as they say in the post, there are not enough researches and writings on this subject. Definitely we should pay much more attention at the necessary measures that should be taken in order to decrease the CO2 emissions and the warming phenomenon that altered many parts of our planet.

  10. Gail Combs says:

    Greenland is not the only ice sheet/glaciers gaining mass…
    Why Asia’s Glaciers Are Mysteriously Expanding, Not Melting

    OH, the agony of defeet…. Frostbite you know.

    …Because previous models overestimated the temperature of the Karakoram, they also underestimated the amount of snow in the region. This is the crux of the mysterious Karakoram anomaly, the researchers report today (Oct. 12) in the journal Nature Geoscience.

    As the globe warms, precipitation increases across the Himalayas. Because of the Karakoram region’s geography, it gets most of this extra moisture in the winter, when westerly winds bring snow to the mountains…..

    Isn’t it nice they have found an excuse?

  11. emsnews says:

    Note how they don’t dare talk about Buffalo, NY. Or my own mountain, for example. For the last two weeks it looked more like the HImalayan mountains here and this, before Thanksgiving.

  12. toorightmate says:

    It’s a crying shame that there is no ice in those beautiful glacial valleys in Southern Germany and Austria!!!!!
    I wonder if those villagers realize that they are living in “a catastrophe”?

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