The rapid melting of Greenland's glaciers is associated with the cloudless weather

16.04.2020

The rapid melting of Greenland's glaciers is associated with the cloudless weather

The sharp decrease in Greenland's ice cover in the past year wasn’t caused by warm temperatures alone; it has also happened due to the prevailing cloudless weather. Climatologists write about this in the scientific journal Cryosphere.

“Such conditions occur more and more often in Greenland. Probably, they are related to the change in the way of movement of high-altitude wind due to the disappearance of snow covers in Siberia, as well as the area of sea ice and the difference in the speed of global warming in the Arctic and temperate latitudes”, said one of the authors of the research, a climatologist from Columbia University (USA) Marco Tedesco.

Almost all the climatologists of the Earth have no doubt today that the global warming exists, as well as that it will radically change the face of the planet if the temperature growth cannot be kept at 1.5 ° C. Hundreds of computer models of the planet's climate, thousands of measurements from various climate satellites, land-based meteorological stations and ocean buoys confirm that.

Practice shows that the first and main victims of this process will be polar regions and mountain glaciers. The temperature there is already 4-9°C higher than in past centuries. As a result, these territories may significantly reduce and large areas of the Arctic and Antarctic will be free of ice.

Source: tass.ru



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