‘Ozone hole’ may be a warming factor due to wind shifts

First, a clarification; while the AGU calls it an “ozone hole”, it technically isn’t. As NASA says here, it really isn’t a “hole” in the true sense of the word, it is simply a region of reduced O3 concentration that periodically changes in size, shape, and density.  -Anthony Ozone hole might slightly warm planet AGU…

Steig on Antarctic warming: “Rossby wave trains”

From the University of Washington, comes this upcoming paper by corresponding author Dr. Eric Steig (and co-authors)that the mechanism for warming of the Antarctic Peninsula is mostly weather pattern driven. The mechanism cited? “Rossby Wave Train” aka the circumpolar vortex aka the southern polar jet steam transferring warmth from the tropical Pacific. I’ll have more…