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Does Sea Ice loss create the condition for an emerging permanent El Nino state?

Does Sea Ice loss create the condition for an emerging permanent El Nino state? (via http://climatestate.com)

Recently Doug asked: “…my question is, how far could this phenomenon go? What is the “end” state? Is it possible for example that we could find the jet stream staying in place for months at a time, years, decades? How wavy could this waviness…

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Does Sea Ice loss create the condition for an emerging permanent El Nino state?

Does Sea Ice loss create the condition for an emerging permanent El Nino state? (via http://climatestate.com)

Recently Doug asked: “…my question is, how far could this phenomenon go? What is the “end” state? Is it possible for example that we could find the jet stream staying in place for months at a time, years, decades? How wavy could this waviness…

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Climate Central Duo Talk About the Polar Vortex

Climate Central Duo Talk About the Polar Vortex (via Climate Central)

With cold weather in the news, Climate Central meteorologist Bernadette Woods-Placky and senior science writer Andrew Freedman were on the air Tuesday to talk about the climate connection. Woods-Placky appeared on MSNBC’s Lean Forward while Freedman…

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Polar Vortex, Jet Stream and Climate Change

Polar Vortex, Jet Stream and Climate Change (via http://climatestate.com)

Current coverage of polar vortex intrusion. ‘Polar vortex’ could send wind chill to 65 below zero in Midwest More realtime coverage Carson Walker: Temperature records will likely be broken during the short, yet forceful deep freeze that will begin…

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The Science of the Polar Vortex/Jet Stream

The Science of the Polar Vortex/Jet Stream (via http://climatestate.com)

At least since around 2001 we have study papers reporting on the polar vortex / jet stream and various connection to cold weather outbreaks, various anomalies or precipitation changes. In the following are some of these. Feel free to suggest further…

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