Does Arctic Amplification Fuel Extreme Weather in Mid-Latitudes?

Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University, 25 January 2012. The “Arctic Paradox” […]

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May 3, 2013

Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University, 25 January 2012.

The “Arctic Paradox” was coined during recent winters when speculations arose that the dramatic changes in the Arctic may be linked to severe snowstorms and cold temperatures in mid-latitudes, particularly along the U.S. east coast and in Europe. Recent studies have illuminated these linkages. Evidence is presented for a physical mechanism connecting Arctic Amplification — the enhanced warming in high northern latitudes relative to the northern hemisphere — with the frequency and intensity of several types of extreme weather events in mid-latitudes, such as droughts, floods, heat waves, and cold spells.

Also check out Dr. Francis’ full presentation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtRvc… an the related paper: http://marine.rutgers.edu/~francis/pr…

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