Friday, September 02, 2016

The Arctic Blues & the Midwest

The decreasing summer & annual Arctic ice cover (in both surface area & thickness) is of keen interest to folks seriously looking at climate change adaptation in the continental U.S., especially in the Midwest and Northeast. This is because of the very strong role the Arctic has played in the character of the weather for "us folks down here"
A good resource  that is tracking the change in the Arctic climate and weather is The Arctic Sea Ice Blog, at
A good example of the new and rapidly changing conditions up there,  is in the very recent post  on the Arctic Dipole 2016. That is related to winds pushing ice around, moving more open water to the pole, weather there and here.
Interesting stuff.

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