Climate on Steroids in the Arctic

It has long be debated, estimated, projected when the Arctic Ocean becomes essentially ice free, in terms of the so called Blue Ocean definition – typically defined as less than 1 million square kilometers of ice, or less than 10% of the basin. YALE: Relentless high pressure and cloud-free skies have allowed the Arctic Ocean’s sea…

Early climate science – Arctic Amplification, Sea Ice, Jet Stream, Polar Vortex, and Weather

Features Arctic/Polar Research footage ranging from 1956, 1969, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1991, and more recent items. CREDITS U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT The Global Implications of Arctic Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDhIBEiJMdQ SHELL Oil’s Stark Climate Change Warning from 1991 https://climatestate.com/2019/07/19/the-climate-warning-from-the-early-1980s/ and https://vimeo.com/359293634 “Arctic Amplification” of Global Warming | Prof. Philip Wookey | TEDxHeriotWattUniversity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a5DJVcSh8A NASA Earth Science…

The Mystery of the Antarctic Sea Ice Puzzle, Sea ice Plummeting

The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. A new NASA study by sea ice expert Claire L. Parkinson reveals recent trends in Antarctica’s sea ice extent. CREDITS A 40-y record reveals gradual Antarctic sea ice increases followed by decreases at rates far exceeding the…

Multi Meter Sea Level Rise, Antarctic Sea Ice & Ice Melt Acceleration

A pair of new studies released on Monday share a same ominous message — that our planet’s ice is melting at an alarming rate, which is bad news for global sea levels. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/world/climate-change-antarctica-ice-melt-twin-studies/index.html Antarctic ice-sheet sensitivity to obliquity forcing enhanced through ocean connections https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0284-4 Four decades of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance from 1979–2017 https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/01/08/1812883116…

NASA: 2016 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Ties Second Lowest on Record

Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its annual lowest extent on Sept. 10, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado at Boulder reported today. An analysis of satellite data showed that at 1.60 million square miles (4.14 million square kilometers), the 2016 Arctic sea ice…

Sea level rise estimates doubled

Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney from The Washington post, recently reported on updated sea level rise projections. Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published Wednesday. The main reason? Antarctica. Scientists…

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2015 Minimum Extent

Arctic Sea Ice Summertime Minimum Is Fourth Lowest on RecordAccording to a NASA analysis of satellite data, the 2015 Arctic sea ice minimum extent is the fourth lowest on record since observations from space began. The analysis by NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado at…

NASA State of Sea Level Rise Science 2015 – 30 feet of SLR possible by 2100

Members of NASA’s new interdisciplinary Sea Level Change Team discussed recent findings and new agency research efforts during a media teleconference Aug. 26, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The panelists for this briefing were: — Michael Freilich, director of NASA’s Earth Science Division at the agency’s headquarters in Washington— Steve Nerem, lead for NASA’s Sea…