February 14, 2014 at 3:10 am #4921
Some post on various topics related to the climate system. If you want to discuss a particular post use the related topic.
The Science of the Polar Vortex and Jet Stream
At least since around 2001 we have study papers connecting the polar vortex / jet stream behavior to anomalies, such as cold weather outbreaks or precipitation changes. The polar vortex phenomenon was described as early as 1853. In recent years studies linked changes in the cryosphere to the polar vortex. http://climatestate.com/2014/01/07/the-science-of-the-polar-vortex-and-jet-stream/
Estimating northern polar CH4 flux
A Mechanism for Shallow Methane Hydrate Dissociation
Identification of possible mechanism which could eventually release vast quantities of shallow Methane Hydrate into the ocean and atmosphere, from current observation and modelling. http://climatestate.com/2013/08/12/a-mechanism-for-shallow-methane-hydrate-dissociation/
Does Freshwater Runoff in the Arctic change Ocean Circulation to Unlock Methane Hydrate in the Deep Ocean?
A closer look at subglacial glacier cavities and water pressure
A collection of science around subglacial glacier’s, cavities and about water pressure/water flow. http://climatestate.com/2013/07/27/a-closer-look-at-subglacial-glacier-cavities-and-water-pressure/
Antarctic Methane Emissions
METOP-2 imagery reveals that there is a significant area of high methane concentration over Antarctica. http://climatestate.com/2013/07/26/antarctic-methane-emissions/
Secrets of Abrupt Climate Shifts revisited
The understanding of the puzzle about what is going on with our climate system and possible implications improved recently. Let’s begin with going back to 2006, here i quote an excerpt from the blog post “Revealed: Secrets of Abrupt Climate Shifts” via RealClimate, describing more robust understanding of the bipolar / see-saw mechanism of the northern and southern hemisphere, via Dansgaard Oeschger events based on ice core data. Though back then it was less clear to what extent forcings were present (think Arctic Amplification). http://climatestate.com/2013/06/20/secrets-of-abrupt-climate-shifts-revisited/
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