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What do we you make of this faulty data? Also, any updates on when the data will be replaced?

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i was a little relieved actually, as the last day of the faulty data gwens noticed and posted the graph showing a very alarming dip in the sea ice extent, but it looks like it was instrument problem. they are getting data from another satellite so there will not be a gap in the record. it is explained to my satisfaction in the article you link to. hope they get it sorted soon, i'm a bit addicted to the daily record.

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Yeah that's good news because the apparent trend they were showing was becoming

worrying.


Edited by dana1981 - Fri, 20 Feb 2009 01:19:55 GMT
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This is a rather serious blow to oceanography in general since with the failure of FS-15 there is only one remaining SSM/I (FS-13) in orbit (FS-14 failed a year or two ago).  The SSM/I is used for a lot of things besides sea ice.  WindSat is still operating (I think) but it's already beyond its planned lifetime and the next US microwave radiometer isn't scheduled to fly until well into the 2010s. 

 

We are only beginning to see the consequences of Bush neglecting all of the critical infrastructure over the last 8 years.  It's not going to be pretty. 

 

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