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Climate Impacts Of Polar Low Arctic Hurricanes
2012-12-17 05:32:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The intense, small scale storms known as polar lows could have a tremendous impact on oceanic water circulation and climate predictions, a team of researchers from the US and UK have discovered. According to scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the storms, which are also known as Arctic hurricanes, contain areas of extremely low barometric pressure and can produce...

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2010-09-16 06:30:00

Climate changes brought on by global warming could lead to less frequent Arctic storms known as polar lows, British scientists said Wednesday. Polar lows form in ice-free high latitudes in the North Atlantic during the winter and can cause havoc on ships and oil rigs. There was an average 36 storms per season during the 20th century, according to climatologists at the University of Reading. That number could fall to between 17 and 23 per season, depending on concentrations of heat-trapping...

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2008-12-12 13:32:23

Scientists from the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht have developed a mathematical method that enables a reconstruction of the occurrence of small-scale polar storms - so-called polar lows - in the North Atlantic. This has made it possible to determine, for the first time, the frequency of such polar lows in the past. Subsequent statistical analysis of data generated for the last 60 years revealed no direct correlation between global warming and the incidence of polar lows. The results from...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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