Under the Arctic Dome — Brutish High Pressure System is Wrecking the Already Thinned Sea Ice
14 Apri7, 2014
There’s a real atmospheric brute towering over the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea at this time. A high pressure system that would put shame to most other anti-cyclonic phenomena that bear the name. It is sending out a broad, clockwise pattern of winds. It is pulling up warm air from the Pacific to invade the Bering, Chukchi, East Siberian and Laptev Seas. And its torquing motion is shattering the already considerably thinned ice beneath it.
Permafrost is Thawing 20 Percent Faster Than Previously Thought
14 April, 2017
Even in a world at 1 to 1.2 C warmer than 19th Century averages the permafrost is in trouble.