Tag Archives: Arctic

Understanding Atmospheric Circulation, Patterns in Global Ocean Currents

Understanding Atmospheric Circulation Patterns // Published on Apr 10, 2017 I teach you how (the layperson, or not) to draw the atmospheric circulation patterns of the Earth. All you need to know is that “hot air rises”, there are 3 … Continue reading

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Waves in Jet Streams, Violin Strings, Laser Cavities, Bridges

   Planetary Waves & Violin String Vibrations: 1 of 2 // Published on Apr 2, 2017 Extreme weather events are happening more often around the planet, striking with ever greater severity, and lasting for longer periods of time. The root … Continue reading

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Halting Abrupt Climate Change: Parts Two and Three

Halting Abrupt Climate Change: Part Two // Published on Mar 24, 2017 Paul Crutzen, the Yoda of atmospheric science, played a large role in human understanding and action on ozone holes, got a Nobel Prize in 1995 and coined the phrase … Continue reading

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Stabilizing Feedbacks in the Climate System

  Stabilizing Feedbacks in the Climate System // Published on Mar 3, 2017 We often hear about “positive” (accelerating) feedbacks in the climate system speeding up rates of change, even exponentially. I tell the story of some powerful “negative” stabilizing … Continue reading

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