Arctic Sea Ice Melt Disrupts Weather Patterns

Discussion in 'Politics' started by futurecurrents, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Shrinking Arctic sea ice is shifting polar weather patterns, especially in fall and winter, a new climate modeling study finds.
    For the study, researchers looked at weather patterns in 2007, when sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean hit one of its lowest summer extents since satellite tracking began in the late 1970s.
    In fall and winter, when sea ice would normally insulate the ocean from frigid Arctic air temperatures, the small ice pack meant lots of heat could escape from the ocean into the atmosphere, the study found. The heating changed atmospheric circulation patterns in the Arctic, said lead study author Elizabeth Cassano, a climate scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colo. The results were published May 21 in the International Journal of Climatology.
    "What we saw, particularly in the fall and winter, was a decrease in [atmospheric] pressure over the areas of open water," Cassano told LiveScience. Areas of high and low pressure drive weather, with low pressure producing stormier weather and high pressure leading to clear, calm days, Cassano said. The group's computer model generally agreed with weather records from the latter half of 2007, according to the study.
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  3. Damm republicians

    The magnetic north pole is currently shifting at a faster rate than at any time in human history — almost 40 miles a year — and some experts believe that it may be the beginning of a complete pole reversal, according to the Independent.

    The changes are beginning to cause major problems for aviation, navigation and migratory animals that use the Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves. Some airports have had to change the names of their runways to better correspond to their current direction relative to magnetic north.
  4. pspr


    Futurecunt continues to post old debunked studies about his AGW alarmist fraud.

    I suggest everyone just ignore his threads of out dated and wrong data from sources trying to save their AGW research funds.

    In other words, let's not feed the troll by posting in any more of his threads.
  5. Eat shit asshole. Only a twisted psychotic fuckhead like you would call hard scientific facts like this "outdated data".

    The earth eagerly awaits your death.
  6. The Earth consumes us all in the end, guaranteed 100%, regardless of the weather.
  7. wjk


  8. Ricter


    Then quit crying about "Obama this", and "high taxes that".
  9. jem


    New Nasa study from march 2013 shows CO2 actually causes cooling.

    “Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABER’s principal investigator. “When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.”
  10. Lucrum


    "What a huge pile of misrepresented shit from the resident disinforming lying scumbag <s>lawyer</s> heat and air guy.

    <s>Jerm</s> cunt, just kill yourself now. Do the earth a favor."
    #10     Jun 7, 2013