Friday, June 8, 2012

Feed-back loops, ice-melt, extreme weather. More to come.

More Evidence: Arctic Warming Effect on Jet Stream = More Extremes « Climate Denial Crock of the Week: "A warmer Earth increases the melting of sea ice during summer, exposing more dark ocean water to incoming sunlight. This causes increased absorption of solar radiation and excess summertime heating of the ocean — further accelerating the ice melt. The excess heat is released to the atmosphere, especially during the autumn, decreasing the temperature and atmospheric pressure gradients between the Arctic and middle latitudes."

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