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11 January 2014

Not much correlation between Arctic temp and sea ice loss

We are told that runaway global warming is causing the sea ice loss at the North Pole. Although, like the rest of the world, Arctic warming stopped in 1998, the point in time when Arctic sea ice loss really took off. And such warming is pretty small anyway.

If you take the data from UAH and RSS for 60 degrees north to 82.5 degrees north and put it next to the sea ice loss, there's not much (inverse or reverse) correlation:




 


 
Perhaps Arctic sea ice is not a good metric for global warming after all. Perhaps things like wind affect it more:
 
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UAH data here:
NoPol data 60N to 85N
RSS data here:
Combined data, I simply took the monthly anomalies from RSS and UAH, added them and divided by two.

Sea ice data here:
My worksheet here:

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