Rapid climate changes in the younger Dryas, but with a 120 year time lag

From GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Regional climate changes can be very rapid. A German-British team of geoscientists now reports that such a rapid climate change occurred in different regions with a time difference of 120 years. Investigation in the west German Eifel region and in southern Norway demonstrated that at the end of the…

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Friday Funny – Svalbard Revisited

Guest essay by David Archibald A visit to the weather station at the airport is the highlight of any trip to Svalbard. Of course that weather station has been the subject of attention on WUWT here. Above: The Svalbard weather station at the airport Figure 1 below shows the closest point the public can now…

Nacreous cloud show at the Arctic Circle

From spaceweather.com An apparition of polar stratospheric clouds is underway around the Arctic Circle. “It is almost as good as the aurora borealis,” says Göran Strand, who took this picture last night from Östersund, Sweden: Eric Schandall of Oslo, Norway, adds this report: “We have seen them for three evenings over Oslo, with the ones…

Norway’s coldest November in living memory

Yesterday we saw the satellite image of the UK, buried under snow for the second time in 2010, see UK Covered in snow, for the second winter. And we’ve seen and heard the reports about the impact snow is having in the UK and in Europe. Now let’s have alook at some cold records. Translated from…