Record Antarctic Sea Ice – NSIDC attempts to explain Antarctic ice by referencing debunked Steig et al., 2009′


By: - Climate DepotOctober 2, 2012 10:01 PM

From Sunshine Hours Blog: “Steig’s West Antarctic warming results from a spreading of warming in the Peninsula to the W. Antarctic through choices made in their principal components. Different choices – ones more plausible in the circumstances – lead to opposite results.’

Climate Depot’s Related Links:

Flashback: Big Baby Eric Steig cannot take Steve McIntyre “seriously” even after getting published in Journal of Climate

Steig vs. Steig: ‘He admits that Steig 09′ overestimates temperature trends, and especially so in the Ross Sea’

Real Climate touted Steig et al ‘Antarctica is warming’ study ‘falsified’ — ‘the paper’s premise has been falsified

For a complete analysis of Antarctica’s climate conditions, see Climate Depot’s report here.

Key Excerpts:

Veteran Polar Scientist Heinrich Miller on Antarctica: ‘If anything over last 30 years we have a slight cooling trend’ — Miller: ‘Here almost nothing has changed. At least not near the surface. The average annual temperatures have remained the same. There are of course large fluctuations from year to year. If anything over last 30 years we have a slight cooling trend.

Inconvenient truth: Antarctica sea ice extent growing 1.43% per year — ‘A paper published today in Journal of Climate examines the trend of sea ice extent along the East Antarctic coast from 2000 to 2008 and finds a significant increase of 1.43% per year’

No Trend In Antarctic Temperatures: ‘NASA’s Hansen forecast Antarctica would be fastest warming place on Earth. Instead we have seen a slight downwards trend’

Antarctica sea ice shows accelerating increase over past 30 years: ‘Journal Climate Dynamics finds ‘Antarctic sea ice extent shows an increased trend during 1979–2009’ – ‘…with a trend rate of 1.36 ± 0.43% per decade. Ensemble empirical mode decomposition analysis shows that the rate of the increased trend has been accelerating in the past decade’

Rumors Of Antarctica’s Demise Were Exaggerated: ‘Turns out there hasn’t been any polar amplification after all…Scientist Franzisca Nehring ‘feels global warming hasn’t really affected the ice’ — Nehring: ‘It’s too easy to say that Antarctica is warmed by 1-2 degrees but, I’d infer, that is not really true’

Science Mag: A new reanalysis ‘slashes the estimated loss from East Antarctica, challenging the large, headline-grabbing losses reported lately for the continent as a whole’

NASA Research Reveals Antarctica Ice Sheet Melt Just A Fraction of Climate Model Predictions

More Blows to Warmists! New Antarctica Research: The IPCC ‘Consensus’ Science Is Turned Topsy-Turvy — ‘Scientists have been caught completely unaware of the substantial ice growth occurring below Antarctica, in addition to the obvious massive cumulative ice growth on the surface’

Study finds West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Not Be Losing Ice As Fast As Once Thought

Latest Research Disproves IPCC’s Climategate Hockey-Stick: Antarctica Was Warmer During Medieval Period

Antarctica: ‘Averaged out, sea ice around the Frozen Continent has grown by a little less than 1% per decade’

No Trend In Antarctic Temperatures Since 1979

2008, peer-reviewed paper in AGU (American Geophysical Union) found “A doubling in snow accumulation in the western Antarctic Peninsula since 1850.”