Dr. Jennifer Francis – Rutgers University
“Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and intensity all around the northern hemisphere.”
Concurrently, Arctic sea ice is in an accelerating decline, the entire surface of Greenland melted for the first time in at least 150 years, glaciers are disappearing around the world, and snow cover on Arctic land hit new record lows this spring. Are these rapid changes on top of the world linked to the rash of wacky weather around the northern hemisphere? This presentation will discuss new research that points to climate change, in the Arctic in particular, as a culprit in fueling the increase in extreme weather.
Daily Jet Stream Analyses http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html and http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/nhemjetstream_model.html