The Arctic may cause extreme climatic events in Eurasia
Many studies show how rising temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic can affect the climate in the other regions in the medium and long term, but only few scientists have thought about how quickly the climate in the Arctic can determine the weather in Eurasia. Chinese researchers have found that changes in the Arctic climate can cause extreme weather events in Eurasia in just two or three weeks.
Scientists from Fudan University in Shanghai (China) have analyzed existing studies, and, according to Advances in Atmospheric Sciences journal, they have found out that the impact of atmospheric phenomena in the Arctic on the weather in Eurasia is even more significant than it is assumed. In particular, just a few weeks can pass between climatic events related to the Arctic sea ice and the Arctic atmosphere and subsequent extreme weather events in Eurasia.
“We want to understand the correlation between the climate in the Arctic and the weather in Eurasia. We have every reason to believe that the uncertainties, associated with the state of Arctic sea ice and the atmosphere, can cause extreme weather events in Europe and Asia in just two or three weeks. That means that the Arctic constantly defines weather in Eurasia, and we need to find out how does it exactly happen. So it is necessary to make a large-scale analysis of the climatic data”, tell the authors of work.