Arctic Winter Hangs On

Subject: Arctic Winter Hangs On
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 22:02:56 +1000
On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 12:47:14AM +1000,  wrote:
> This email was picked up off FloridaBirds. It would be interesting to  
> know if late winter conditions have also been experienced in Siberia and 
> if so what implications they could have on juvenile shorebird numbers 
> coming to Australia or adult birds returning early.

I think its nothern Canada only that has experience a very cold spring,
and the heading is a bit misleading as only a fraction  of the arctic
has been affected.  Take a look at this map:

Is interesting an interesting prospect that the Canada Geese that have
colonized Greenland in the last couple of decades amy breed successfully
andwhen the Canadian population fail.

Further north the Nares Strait on the NW of Greenland has been ice free
for weeks which may not have happened in historic times - even at the
end of summer it usually has quite a bit of ice:


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