Sunday, September 23, 2018

While Eli's Away, the Arctic's That Way

Hi Gang,

Eli is out on the flatlands and yes he has been neglecting his duties, but there are a couple of interesting things this year in the Arctic.  For one thing although the melt is not as large as in some other years, it is continuing quite late in the season

For another, the Northern Sea Route is wide open, with container ships making the transit and, very strangely, the Northwest Passage opened up late in September after being jammed all summer.  Even the main channel threatened to open up

That's September 15.


Old_salt said...

Looks like ice extent is growing again as of Sept 25. Winter is coming.

Fernando Leanme said...

The lower ice extent sure helps the oil and gas export operations from the Pechora and Kara seas. Russians will be shipping lots more LNG in future years.

Jim Eager said...

Making for a good example of an amplifying feedback, Fern.

ChristelvanEck said...

Hi Eli, I would like to get in touch with you via email. I am a PhD student of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. My email address is Best wishes, Christel van Eck