It seems that for some unknown reason ice is melting in the middle of the Arctic.
At first i thought it might be an error or a glitch for that matter but the opening shows up on 3 different maps
- The Sea Surface Temperature map of the Arctic
- The Sea Surface Salinity map of the Arctic
- The Ice Thickness map of the Arctic
It has started to show up at the end of september. It is still there at the moment of writing.
It has grown in size then got a bit smaller and now it is growing again in size!
I have honestly no idea as to what could be causing this sudden melt in the middle of the Arctic Ice Pack.
But first let me show some images of the opening in question.
The images can be found at:
It can also be found as a fresh water spot and thinner ice spot!
So how on earth is this possible?
Well there are actually a few possibilities the most logical is the assumption that a polnya is forming in the middle of the Arctic. It has happened before in Antarctica and this is a well know fact.
The only problem with this theory is that Antarctica is a landmass surrounded by warmer sea water.
Mixing is perfextly possible in those conditions. The geography of the ocean surface also makes this possible as well as strong prevailing winds around the Antarctic region.
But the Arctic is the complete opposite of that: it is an almost completely enclosed basin surrounded by landmasses with virtually no weather on top of it. And i forgot to mention that the arctic basin is actually pretty deep! Can’t seem to know how an upwelling of warm water would be possible in the middle of the Arctic region.
Furthermore i have been watching the Arctic since 2012 and this is actually the first time i see something like that. I haven’t checked it daily but let’s just say regularly.
So i thought about the recent gulf stream slow down but what would be the mechanism behind and upwelling mechanism that would form in the middle of the Arctic?
Then there is of course the more esoteric explantion like for example the wandering magnetic North Pole and the entrance to hollow earth maybe some gravity distorion pulling up warm water over there i don’t know.
Lastly there is a very slim chance that some lunatec is using haarp like technology as target practice in the arctic warming that portion of the ice pack with elf waves. This is probably far fetched and unrealistic but hey who knows crazier things are happening in this world anyway.
I would love to hear some opinions about this phenomennon which hasn’t been reported by anyone on the web.
Maybe in the end it is just a glitch or is it?
Well i seems that i overlooked an important theory: underwater sea volcanos.
I have to look this up to see if the opening is located underneath a volcanic ridge under the arctic.
But here is an article of februari 2015 about underwater sea volcanism in the arctic.