Friday, February 20, 2009

Arctic Sensor Underestimates Ice

This is pretty funny. Are you beginning to get the picture now, enviro-freaks? You’ve worked yourself into a frenzy over melting ice for nothing. Of course, the advocate side of this article couldn’t help but include that this ‘doesn’t mean that arctic sea ice isn’t retreating.’ There’s always a disclaimer whenever news for the alarmists doesn’t look good.

Meanwhile, we’re having another record winter in the U.S., while our new President continues to tout ‘climate change.’ Let me tell you what will happen to the Green (Bowel) Movement if this economy continues to tank: The same thing that happens to every bowel movement.

Arctic Sea Ice Underestimated for Weeks Due to Faulty Sensor

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- A glitch in satellite sensors caused scientists to underestimate the extent of Arctic sea ice by 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), a California- size area, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.

The error, due to a problem called “sensor drift,” began in early January and caused a slowly growing underestimation of sea ice extent until mid-February. That’s when “puzzled readers” alerted the NSIDC about data showing ice-covered areas as stretches of open ocean, the Boulder, Colorado-based group said on its Web site.

“Sensor drift, although infrequent, does occasionally occur and it is one of the things that we account for during quality- control measures prior to archiving the data,” the center said. “Although we believe that data prior to early January are reliable, we will conduct a full quality check.’’

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