Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The World Climate report, reports of a recent paper by Gagnon, A.S. and W.A. Gough (2006) which reports an increase in ice in Canada’s Hudson Bay region.

They report that in total, 5 of the 7 sea ice stations show either significant trends of increasing maximum ice thickness, earlier occurrence of the maximum thickness, or both. In contrast, only one station, a lake ice station, evidenced a significant thinning trend.

and conclude that their results

are in contrast to the projections from general circulation models (GCMs), and to the reduction in sea-ice extent and thickness observed in other regions of the Arctic.

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