Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Great Greenland Snow Job – 04 – Gripping the Hockey Stick

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Analysing the Camp Century ice core was a significant challenge for the US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory [CRREL] because they were a small organisation. The CRREL organization was a small, relatively new government laboratory at the time … Continue reading

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Malaga Tornado 2014

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A tornado [that originated at sea] took a four kilometres stroll through Malaga this morning making its presence felt at Malaga Airport, Churriana [crossing my street a couple of hundred metres away], Los Alamos and Playamar [on the outskirts of … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 03 – Hewing the Holocene Hockey Stick

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In 1966 the mainstream mathematical flow model for ice sheets was defined by John Nye’s 1957 paper The distribution of stress and velocity in glaciers and ice sheets and according to the Nye Model the Camp Century “ice 20 metres … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 02 – Camp Century Strata

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In July 1966 Lyle Hansen encountered the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet after drilling through 1,387.4 meters of ice, silt bands and small pebbles at Camp Century [77°10’N 61°08’W]. A 186-meter long core was recovered during the 1960-1961 season. … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 01 – Site 2 Strata

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In the second half of the 20th century the Greenland Ice Sheet started to reveal some of her deep secrets when Expeditions Polaires Francaise bored two holes to 126 and 150 metres at Camp VI and Station Central during 1950 … Continue reading

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