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2016 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #51

Posted on 17 December 2016 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of the news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.

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  1. Low Arctic ice recovery.

    In the fall and early winter is when the first indications of things to come should be apparent and it looks like this year that is what is happening.  You have the mother of all off shore evening winds as the land rapidly cools off while the ocean is a reservoir of heat accumulated in the ever more open water.  The difference is that this offshore wind should continue day and night and be continued as latent hear is released from freezing sea water.  It should suck warmer air from the south to further slow the refreeze.  As this effect gains strength, it should suck air from ever further south until you have a reversed Hadley cell and a two cell system in the northern hemisphere.  With air flowing from the land to the sea Coriolis causes a counter clockwise circulation over the Arctic Ocean which will push a counter clockwise sea circulation.  In such gyres, to the right is away from the centre so ice and the fresher surface layer will be expelled from the  Arctic thinning the layer.  Waves, with their longer fetch working on this thinner layer will mix the salty warmer deep water into the surface, further decreasing ice formation in the winter and thawing in the summer.

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