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How the warming Arctic might be behind Boston's deep freeze

How the warming Arctic might be behind Boston's deep freeze | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
There may be a counterintuitive explanation for the deep freeze that hit New England this winter: The rapidly warming Arctic is causing big disruptions in the jet stream, which carries weather across North America. Is this the worst winter you've experienced?

 

Tags: physical, weather and climate, Arctic, Boston, climate change, podcast.


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Gail McAuliffe's curator insight, March 1, 11:12 AM

Perhaps this article will sway some climate change skeptics...

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 11:33 AM

So bizarre how the rate of the arctic warming causes us to get smacked with the cold weather. Its one of those things that are like how does the jet stream actually work. Including the fact that California is getting hit with a major drought. 

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NASA - Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic?

NASA - Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Frozen Arctic soils hold vast stores of carbon that may exacerbate global warming. A NASA Arctic campaign is looking for signals that may hold a key to Earth's climate future.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:23 AM

 

Ultimately, the scientists hope their observations will indicate whether an irreversible permafrost tipping point may be near at hand. While scientists don't yet believe the Arctic has reached that tipping point, no one knows for sure. "We hope CARVE may be able to find that 'smoking gun,' if one exists," Miller said.

 

Philippa King Rojo's curator insight, June 23, 2013 3:31 AM

The more it melts, the worse it gets...

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4 animations that show what's really going on with our climate

4 animations that show what's really going on with our climate | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

"Trying to understand what’s actually going on in the world’s climate seems like it might be truly impossible. For one thing, there are so many different factors at work. Everything from how light travels through the atmosphere to how the winds move the ocean around to how rain hits the ground has an effect on what actually happens on Earth both now and in the future. That also means there’s absolutely no use in looking at each piece individually … to understand what’s really going on, the climate jigsaw puzzle needs to be complete.

That, says climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, is where climate modeling comes in. The discipline synthesizes data from multiple sources, including satellites, weather stations, even from people camping in the Arctic and submitting measurements of the ice they see around them. Climate modeling, Schmidt says, gives us our best chance of understanding the bigger picture of the world around us. 'We take all of the things we can see are going on, put them together with our best estimates of how processes work, and then see if we can understand and explain the emergent properties of climate systems,' he says. These four silent animations show what he means."

 

Tags: physical, weather and climate, Arctic, Antarctica, climate change.


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Lora Tortolani's curator insight, February 2, 6:59 PM

This makes me think of so many more things than just Geography and climate!

Nathalie Mercken's curator insight, February 11, 3:33 AM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

Rich Schultz's curator insight, February 11, 11:22 AM

All about climate change...