Unprecedented Collapse of the Arctic Beaufort Gyre // Published on Dec 13, 2017
As I walk through the seemingly endless hallways filled with poster displays of scientific observations and analysis on geophysical Earth topics (climatology, oceanography, natural hazards, hydrology, soils, rocks, etc.), I discuss highlights on the Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice talks that I attended all morning.
Most significantly, the Arctic’s Beaufort Gyre collapsed. This unprecedented event in late 2016/early 2017 occurred with rapidly declining sea-ice, letting ever increasing numbers of stronger storms from the Atlantic to enter the Arctic, bringing moisture and more warming. A vicious cycle of cascading feedbacks…
Tweets ala Mann et al:
And what is a big climate science conference, without Baba Brinkman?
Whoaaa (editor, dk)!
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