Signs of Stability of the Arctic Sea Ice Thickness from Cryosat-2
Issue: 2016 - Volume 9 [Issue 2]
A. Parker *
School of Engineering and Physical Science, James Cook University, Townsville QLD 4811, Australia
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
The signs of stability of the sea ice thickness from the latest Cryosat-2 results for the Arctic sea ice thickness are consistent with the Lower Troposphere Temperatures (LTT) and the sea ice extension results available since 1979. In the longer term, the current Arctic climate is probably at the start a cooling and recovery phase part of the same quasi-60 years’ oscillation that was responsible of most of the warming since the late 1970s. This natural variability is superimposed on a longer-term trend of warming temperatures and shrinking of sea ice that started in the 1800s.
Keywords: Arctic, sea ice, temperature, climate models, simulations, experiments