When not contemplating new footwear or running I cast around for other dark obsessions.
Recently I revisited the North Atlantic Drift (NAD), a subject of particular interest to the Scots.
For a couple of years now I have been watching for change after a report of anomalous ice edge formation.
The Thermohaline circulation pump occurs in these areas so obviously retreat of the polar sea ice sheet could impact both the location and extent of the warming effect associated with the NAD.
This image shows the relative strength of current over the North Atlantic in Sept 2008, 09 and 10 from the French Mercator satellite.
Take a look and see if you can place them in the correct order...
Odds of a tepid winter seem good for our side of the Atlantic, looking at the water temperature changes the same pattern is apparent.
Ordered Barefoot Ted's latest offering and excitement is building.
The process is cool you draw around your feet and send a .pdf out to Ted following an instructional video: