Unusual summer cyclonic storm blasts the Arctic

August 11, 2012 ALASKAA rare summer storm blasted the Arctic this week, beginning off the coast of Alaska, and moving over much of the Arctic Sea for several days before dissipating. Although the storm itself was uncommon — NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., estimates that there have only been about eight similarly strong August storms in the last 34 years — the real news behind the meteorological event is the stunning Aug. 6 photo taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. The cyclone is spinning toward the North Pole, with Greenland visible in the bottom-left of the image. Scientists are left speculating what the impact of such a storm could be. Arctic storms such as this one can have a large impact on the sea ice, causing it to melt rapidly through many mechanisms, such as tearing off large swaths of ice and pushing them to warmer sites, churning the ice and making it slushier, or lifting warmer waters from the depths of the Arctic Ocean. “It seems that this storm has detached a large chunk of ice from the main sea ice pack. This could lead to a more serious decay of the summertime ice cover than would have been the case otherwise, even perhaps leading to a new Arctic sea ice minimum,” said Claire Parkinson, a climate scientist with NASA Goddard. “Decades ago, a storm of the same magnitude would have been less likely to have as large an impact on the sea ice, because at that time the ice cover was thicker and more expansive.” –Time
See page 132 of The 7th Protocol on the migration of the jet stream causing the formation of more icy cyclonic storms
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13 Responses to Unusual summer cyclonic storm blasts the Arctic

  1. james says:

    This looks eerily similar to that storm on the movie the day after tomorrow. Not sure what is going on anymore with the climate each day it seems it gets worse and worse the closer we get to the end of 2012.


  2. Sophie says:

    I agree totally with james


  3. Bill K says:

    Just one more nail in the polar bears coffin.


  4. hvf says:

    Just bought the 7th protocol. I read some of it from what they allow on Amazon and it looks really good. James, what you are saying is very disturbing. This is getting sort of freaky.


  5. FRANK says:



  6. with a storm like that, the precip will most likely be snow, and lots of it….does anyone have a report on what type of precip they had with the storm? if it was snow, it probably just added a few feet in the areas, and may have just cooled the seas off a bit, remember, storms like that bleed heat out of the ocean and into the air….same as with a hurricane….


  7. Please keep the comments on topic if you want them published. This is not a thread about UFOs.


    • elijahsmom3 says:

      When you reply to comments that you haven’t posted, it looks like you are replying to the person who posted above you. I know that you’re not, but the first time I read a comment from you like this, it was very confusing. Is there any way to make note that you are responding to an unpublished comment?


  8. John says:

    Could this storm, and the jet stream migration, be related to the developing magnetic polar shift?


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