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Scientists have developed a new method for revealing how sea levels might rise around the world throughout the 21st century to address the controversial topic of whether the rate of sea level rise is currently increasing.
The extreme cold weather observed across Europe and the east coast of the US in recent winters could be partly down to natural, long-term variations in sea surface temperatures, according to a new study published today.
According to University of Sheffield research, published in the International Journal of Climatology, unusual Jet Stream changes were behind record surface melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet last summer.
Researchers writing in the Royal Meteorological Society publication Weather said forecasting winter weather over Europe has become more difficult over the years.
A research team from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association has evaluated 23 current climate models to assess their ability to predict the weather conditions for the coming year or even the next decade.
Scientists have long suspected that the Sun's 11-year cycle influences climate of certain regions on Earth. Records of average, seasonal temperatures do not date back far enough to confirm any patterns, though.
In the quiet after the storms, streets and cars had all but disappeared under piles of snow. The U.S. Postal Service suspended service for the first time in 30 years. Snow plows struggled to push the evidence off of major roads. Hundreds of thousands of Washington metropolitan residents grappled with the loss of electricity and heat for almost a week.
North Atlantic “Blocking” Will End the Very Mild, Early Winter and May Usher in Much Cooler Weather Andover, MA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012
Differences in air pressure over the North Atlantic have meant that the last two winters in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been extremely cold.
Tiny organisms preserved in marine sediments hold clues about Arctic climate variation during an ancient episode of greenhouse warming.