Category Archives: Polar regions

New presentations on sea ice

by Judith Curry

I have prepared two new talks on sea ice to present in Nanjing.

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What can we expect for this year’s Arctic sea ice?

by Judith Curry

The seasonal forecasts of Arctic sea ice minimum have been submitted to annual SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook

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Asymmetric responses of Arctic and Antarctic

by Judith Curry

Rapidly melting Arctic sea ice, growing Antarctic sea ice, and concerns about the melting Thwaites glacier – can all of this be explained by anthropogenic global warming?

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Explaining(?) abrupt climate change

by Judith Curry

 . . . suggesting that Dansgaard-Oeschger events resulted from a combination of the effects of sea ice and ice shelves—structures that help define the margins of ice sheets—to account for both the rapid and the slower parts of the cycle.

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Why is there so much Antarctic sea ice?

by Judith Curry

“It is very likely that the annual Antarctic sea ice extent increased at a rate of between 1.2 and 1.8% per decade between 1979 and 2012.” -  IPCC AR5 

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Early 20th century Arctic warming

by Judith Curry

“Arctic temperature anomalies in the 1930s were apparently as large as those in the 1990s and 2000s. There is still considerable discussion of the ultimate causes of the warm temperature anomalies that occurred in the Arctic in the 1920s and 1930s.” - IPCC AR5 Chapter 10

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Antarctic sea ice saga

by Judith Curry

The drama and the irony of  the Antarctic expedition stuck in summertime sea ice.

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