Researchers Find New Reason Why Arctic is Warming So Fast

Scripps News (February 14th 2020)

The 'Polar Amplification' is a combination of feedback effects that accelerate global warming in high latitude, ice-laden regions. A team of Scripps scientists led by graduate student Emma Beer have discovered that polar water at depth is warming faster than the cool layer near the sea ice, increasing the upward heat flux. The findings suggest that this effect causes one fifth of warming in the Arctic.

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