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Climate models show carbon emission mitigation could slow Arctic temperature increases

January 27, 2014

NOAA-led research using climate model projections concludes the Arctic climate will continue to show major changes over the next decades, but that carbon emission mitigation could slow temperature changes in the second half of the century, according to a paper published by AGU’s Earth’s Future.

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Climate models show carbon emission mitigation could slow Arctic temperature increases

January 27, 2014

PMEL-led research using climate model predictions concludes the Arctic climate will continue to show major changes over the next decades.

Link: http://research.noaa.gov/News/NewsArchive/LatestNews/TabId/684/ArtMID/1768/Artic...

We the Geeks: “Polar Vortex” and Extreme Weather

January 10, 2014

PMEL's Dr. Jim Overland was one of the experts for the White House Google+ We the Geeks talks on the Polar Vortex and Extreme Weather.

Link: We the Geeks: “Polar Vortex” and Extreme Weather

Polar Vortex: Temperatures Fall Far, Fast

January 06, 2014

Meteorologists called it “weather whiplash” — a drop of roughly 50 degrees in a matter of hours that took temperatures from 55 in Central Park on Monday morning to a record low of 5 overnight and an expected high on Tuesday of only 10. The last time temperatures in New York fell that much in such a short time, Warren G. Harding was in the White House.

Link: Polar Vortex: Temperatures Fall Far, Fast

Arctic caught a break in 2013, as long-term warming continues

December 12, 2013

The Arctic caught a bit of a break in 2013 from the recent string of record-breaking warmth and ice melt of the last decade. But the relatively cool year in some parts of the Arctic does little to offset the long-term trend of the last 30 years: the Arctic is warming rapidly, becoming greener and experiencing a variety of changes, affecting people, the physical environment, and marine and land ecosystems.

Link: Arctic caught a break in 2013, as long-term warming continues

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