This figure shows variations in the atmospheric CO2 concentration observed at Syowa Station since 2014.
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National Institute of Polar Research and Tohoku University

The horror! Atmospheric CO2 concentration at Syowa Station in Antarctica exceeds 400 ppm

From the RESEARCH ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS and “it’s just a number” department, comes this breathless press release. Atmospheric CO2 concentration at Syowa Station in Antarctica exceeds 400 ppm According to the 57th Japan Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE)/National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), a daily mean atmospheric CO2 concentration value of 400.06 ppm was…

Antarctica's annual mean surface mass balance estimated using CMIP5 climate models. Future snowfall increases will also likely be largest around the edges of the continent, where storms blow in and temperatures tend to be warmer. CREDIT Previdi and Polvani, 2016.

Increasing Antarctic snowfall may offset sea-level rise

From THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY By mid-century, more Antarctic snowfall may help offset sea-level rise Increasing precipitation masked by natural variability — for now When Antarctica’s air temperature rises, moisture in the atmosphere increases. That should mean more snowfall on the frozen continent. So why hasn’t that trend become evident in Antarctica’s surface…