Articles tagged "north atlantic oscillation (nao)"

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Largest glacier in Greenland is growing for third year in a row, thickening occurring across an increasingly wide area

Jakobshavn Glacier in western Greenland, best known for being world's fastest-moving glacier, is growing for the third year in a row. By the third year, thickening is occurring across an increasingly wide area. The glacier has spent decades in retreat until...

June 18, 2019

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Greenland's fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier is growing again

A new NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland's fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20 years is now flowing more slowly, thickening, and advancing toward the ocean instead of retreating farther inland. The...

March 26, 2019

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Western Europe experiencing rise of winter wave heights and extreme storms

A new study accepted for publication in AGU's Geophysical Research Letters claims average winter wave heights and extreme storms along the Atlantic coast of Western Europe have been rising for almost seven decades. Scientists used 69‐year (1948 – 2017)...

April 25, 2018

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Ireland's recent decade found to be the wettest in over 300 years

With a 10-year average rainfall of almost 1 990 mm (78.3 inches) per year, the decade from 2006 to 2015 was Ireland’s wettest on record. This compares with a long-term 300-year decadal average of 1 080 mm (42.5 inches) per year, and 940 mm (37 inches), the...

March 27, 2018

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How Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

In the most comprehensive reconstruction of rainfall patterns within the Intertropical Convergence Zone for the past 2000 years, a team of researchers led by ETH Zurich describe how even small changes in global temperature can trigger a migration of the tropical...

April 25, 2017

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Drastic increase in the number of icebergs in transatlantic shipping lanes

Last week, we reported car and house-sized chunks of broken-up sea ice are being pounded onto the shore of St. John's harbor in a sight locals haven't seen since the 1980's. Now, USCG's International Ice Patrol reports a drastic increase in icebergs...

April 06, 2017

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Ice melting 10 000 years ago caused radical climate shift in Europe and Africa

A team of researchers led by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum investigated how the meltwater from the ice sheet in North America produced a massive impact on climate conditions in northwest Europe and northwest Africa by the end of the most recent ice age, about 10...

July 19, 2016

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British weather set to become more unsettled

British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the University of Sheffield.The new research, published on September 9, 2014, in the International Journal of Climatology,

September 10, 2014

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Frequent Mediterranean droughts caused by human impact on climate change

Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and colleagues at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

November 03, 2011