Aerosol reductions could account for up to 40 percent of future Arctic sea ice loss
Anticipated declines in human-produced aerosols could have a significant effect on Arctic sea ice cover over the remainder of the 21st century, accounting for up to 40 percent of the decline in sea ice extent that could occur in the region by 2100, shows a new Geophysical Research Letters study.
Formation of coastal sea ice in North Pacific drives ocean circulation and climate
An unprecedented analysis of North Pacific ocean circulation over the past 1.2 million years has found that sea ice formation in coastal regions is a key driver of deep ocean circulation, influencing climate on regional and global scales, finds a new study in Paleoceanography.
On the rocks: The challenges of predicting sea level rise
As the loss of West Antarctica's ice sheet threatens to raise sea level and flood the world's coasts, scientists must improve projections by understanding the physics where glaciers meet the ocean.
New research papers
Consistent decrease in North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone frequency following major volcanic eruptions in the last 3 centuries, Geophysical Research Letters
A more productive, but different, ocean after mitigation, Geophysical Research Letters
The dual role of soil crusts in desertification, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
First measurement of the displacement rate of the Pacific Plate near the Japan Trench after the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake using GPS/Acoustic Technique, Geophysical Research Letters
Terrestrial pyrogenic carbon export to fluvial ecosystems: Lessons learned from the White Nile watershed of East Africa, Global Biogeochemical Cycles
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