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Tag: National Center for Atmospheric Research

Deep Oceans Responsible for Decade Long Warming Hiatus

The 2000s were Earth’s warmest decade in record keeping, but it wasn’t until 2010 that a single year broke past the mark for warmest year on record, previously set in 1998. In other words, the warming trend had flattened out for a little bit. Why was this?

According to researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia, Earth’s deep oceans at times absorb enough heat to flatten the rate of global warming. In fact, they can do so and affect the global warming for up to a decade at a time.

Unprecedented Portrait of Global Greenhouse Gases in Atmosphere

HIPPO – HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations – is the name of an unprecedented three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to Antarctica which has provided scientists with a first of its kind portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere.

Wildfires in Southern South America Likely to Increase

With the previous decades increase in ozone-depleting gases and now the more recent results of an increase in carbon dioxide, new research suggests that southern South America is likely to see more and more wildfires as climate conditions are negatively affected by human intervention.

Arctic Ice as Likely to Grow as Melt in Immediate Future

The trending loss of ice in the Arctic has been seen as one of the most prominent outcomes of the 20th century warming, but in the next few decades it could as easily grow as it could continue to shrink, according to new research.

Limited Nuclear War Could Halt Global Warming, Short Term, NASA Predicts

The scientists used a general circulation model known as ModelE (developed at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York). The model calculates ocean-atmosphere coupling effects in addition to allowing varying aerosol inputs.

The initial input for the simulation was 5 teragrams (megatons) of black carbon particles injected into Earth’s upper troposphere. This is the estimated result of the surface detonation of 100 Hiroshima-size bombs (each equivalent to 15K tons of TNT).

Hell on Earth

We have covered threats and the start of massive global droughts on Planetsave a couple times recently. It is a major concern in our weirding world. Joe Romm of Climate … [Read full article]