Tag Archives: Southern Ocean

A new record: the most sea ice in Antarctica in 30 years by extent and by volume

Translated by Google from this press release in German at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany: Never so much sea ice at Antarctica in the last 30 years In light of global warming, it seems paradoxical that the sea ice … Continue reading

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Claim: winds blamed for Antarctic sea ice approaching record high

Stronger winds explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica From University of Washington press room by Hannah Hickey Much attention is paid to melting sea ice in the Arctic. But less clear is the situation on the other side … Continue reading

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Claim: CO2 ended the last ice age

From Oregon State University Study explains early warming of West Antarctica at end of last ice age CORVALLIS, Ore. – West Antarctica began emerging from the last ice age about 22,000 years ago – well before other regions of Antarctica … Continue reading

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Climate Persuasion – or how to ignore data and influence people

One line summary of story: A critique of two typical articles on “dangerous” AGW – Kivalina, and the Southern Ocean Guest essay by Peter Kemmis Over the last few days, I received references for two different articles from a couple … Continue reading

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On noes! CO2 dissolving snails in Antarctica

From the British Antarctic Survey  and the University of East Anglia comes one of those press releases where I just have to wonder if this won’t eventually go the way of the “global warming causes mutated frogs” claim that turned … Continue reading

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NASA on Earth’s bipolar sea ice behavior

Opposite Behaviors? Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks, Antarctic Grows September 2012 witnessed two opposite records concerning sea ice. Two weeks after the Arctic Ocean’s ice cap experienced an all-time summertime low for the satellite era (left), Antarctic sea ice reached a … Continue reading

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Has Trenberth’s missing heat been found? Southern Oceans are losing heat

A paper published August 20th in Geophysical Research Letters finds from newly deployed observation systems that the Southern Oceans show an annual net heat loss of -10 Wm-2. Key Points Southern Ocean air-sea fluxes are under-observed, leading to large uncertainty … Continue reading

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New research in Antarctica shows CO2 follows temperature “by a few hundred years at most”

The question of “which comes first, the temperature or the CO2 rise?” has been much like the proverbial “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” question. This seems to settle it – temperature came first, followed by an increase … Continue reading

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Researchers publish results of iron ocean fertilization experiment

From the Alfred Wegener Institute and the what took you so long department comes this interesting result. Carbon sequestration via algal blooms that sink to the sea floor after expiring – just add iron. The results, which were published in … Continue reading

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A fish story from Antarctica

From Yale University: Fish of Antarctica threatened by climate change A Yale-led study of the evolutionary history of Antarctic fish and their “anti-freeze” proteins illustrates how tens of millions of years ago a lineage of fish adapted to newly formed … Continue reading

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Some interesting thoughts on Antarctic peninsula warming

Since there is a discussion going on over at RC on Eric Steig’s recent RC post here that criticizes the paper by O’Donnell et al. in the Journal of Climate, and the O’Donnell et al group are working on a … Continue reading

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Australia’s white summer, Monbiot’s red fury

Australia swaps summer for Christmas snow Excerpts from Physorg.com Snow and ice covering buildings and cars on December 19, 2010 at Mount Hotham,Victoria, as snow fell in Australia. The usual hot and summery December weather was replaced in parts by … Continue reading

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