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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 09 – Willi’s Wonky Wafers

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Willi Dansgaard’s moment of revelation occurred one cold crisp morning whilst chowing down on a stack of pancakes in Camp Century. See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/the-great-greenland-snow-job-02-camp-century-strata/ Willi Dansgaard’s big idea was that a stack of pancakes becomes thinner when squashed. See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/the-great-greenland-snow-job-03-hewing-the-holocene-hockey-stick/ Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 08 – The Delta 18O Dating Debacle

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One of the enduring mysteries surrounding the GRIP ice core is how [roughly] 3 metres of annual precipitation at Summit Camp manages to become just 23 centimetres of annual core ice when the monthly average high surface temperature always remains … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 07 – Bending Time

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The Holocene Hockey Stick was hacked from the Greenland ice core of Camp Century in a 1969 paper that employed some fairly novel “simple assumptions” that included: a) Excluding all natural fluctuations in climate i.e. unchanged rate of accumulation. b) … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 06 – The $64,000 Question

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Before plucking up the courage to ask the big question it’s worth reviewing a couple points about the Greenland Ice Sheet courtesy of the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/cgi-bin/atlas_north?zoomdir=0&zoomsize=2&zoom_to=&glossary_term=&layer=equator&imgxy=250.0+250.0&imgext=-2429169.488844+-2544017.714679+-169958.798344+-284807.024179&layer=land&layer=coastlines&layer=copyright&layer=&layer=greenland_ice_thickness&layer=&layer=&layer=sea_ice_extent_01&layer=snow_extent_01 Firstly, according to the National Snow and Ice Data … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 05 – Hollow Harmonies & Smoking Guns

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The grand era of the Greenland Gatekeepers drew to a close in the 1990s having bequeathed the Holocene Hockey Stick and Abrupt Climate Change to posterity. The wider community of Settled Scientists inherited these two key concepts and, more specifically, … Continue reading

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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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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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