Visitors to the National Park "Curonian Spit", walking in off the coast of the Gulf, could observe on the surface of the water a white foam. It is formed by prolonged agitation, flakes floating near the shore and looks afar as snow.
- Foam on the water - a sign of the presence of large amounts of dissolved organic matter. Source of organic matter in this case is obvious - the picture clearly shows what happens bloom of blue-green algae, their decomposition - explains the head of the laboratory of marine ecology Atlantic Branch of the Institute of Oceanology Elena Yezhov. Read more [...]
Would we climate in the period when the dinosaurs died out? Do we want to know what happens when the greenhouse gases pumped into the atmosphere at an unprecedented rate?As recent events have shown, even the World Bank would like to understand the trajectory of global warming. There are several ways, but most rely on indicators such as the climate sensitivity. The method of crude, but simple: a doubling of the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide average global temperature increases to a certain value.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests that it is 2-4,5? C Read more [...]
According to the WMO report presented during the UN conference on climate change, from January to October 2012 was the ninth in the list of the warmest in history of meteorological observations since 1850. 2012 based on the results of the first ten months in the top ten warmest in the history of observations, despite some "cooling" caused by the La Niña phenomenon, according to an annual report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). According to the report presented at the UN conference on climate change, from January to October 2012 was the ninth in the list of the warmest Read more [...]
Sea ice in the Arctic updated record low. These data are presented in the report by the UN Conference on Climate Change in Qatar, the WMO (World Meteorological Organization).
Representatives of 190 countries in Doha decide the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, and the head of WMO, Michel Jarraud sounds the alarm. He is convinced that the growing rate of melting Arctic ice - the result of major changes that occur in the oceans and the biosphere of the Earth. Jarraud links this trend to the continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions:
"This trend is becoming more dangerous - he says - a visual Read more [...]
Japan's Kyushu Denreku took the unprecedented step of sending out the time the tanker into the Arctic Ocean. The vessel is carrying about 60 tons of liquefied natural gas purchased from a company associated with Russia's Gazprom, said channel NHK.
In early November, the tanker left the port of Hammerfest in northern Norway and must arrive at the port of Kitakyushu on the west coast of Japan in early December. For the first time in the history of the northern winters tanker uses Arctic route is the shortest between Europe and Japan.
Usually it is used in the summer and fall, Read more [...]
Russian scientists have discovered that the polar regions of Russia are losing ice and become a permanent home to a growing number of animals from warmer regions. All this is a sign of climate change in Russia's Arctic region and quite worrying.
A group of eight Russian scientists, including experts in the field of paleography, geomorphology, zoology and botany, spent three months in the Franz Josef Land. On the archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, scientists measured the ice sheet and studied populations of rare species.
Total researchers examined 42 of the 191 islands of the archipelago and Read more [...]
The Kyoto Protocol, apparently, would be extended, but with other obligations. By 2015, the country will sign a new agreement, which will take effect sometime in 2020. What would it be for the paper, no one knows. Meanwhile, time is running out, and the hour X closer. Today in Doha (Qatar) opens Eighteenth Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 18), where diplomats from around the world will try to discuss the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol, and to lay the basis for a new international agreement to come into force in 2020. What to expect from the Read more [...]
One of the main causes of sudden warming in western Canada in the early 21 th century was an unprecedented epidemic of bark beetles that have destroyed great part of forests in this part of North America, say scientists in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience.It is believed that emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as well as deforestation and other human activities are the main drivers of climate change. In particular, the increase in average temperature by 1 degree Celsius in the western and northern Canada is associated with the "contribution" of man Read more [...]
In September 2012, a positive surface temperature anomalies in the equatorial Pacific Ocean was 0,3 ° C, which is less than diagnosed in August. Temperature of the ocean at a depth of 140 meters was even closer to the norm, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Osredenennaya Weekly sea surface temperature. © CPC | NCEP | NOAA
In the atmosphere, convective activity was above normal in the western equatorial Pacific Ocean. Easterly winds in the lower troposphere have been weaker than normal in the west and more than usual in the center.
Osredenennye by weeks of sea surface Read more [...]
In October 2011, when flying over the ice shelf antrakticheskogo glacier Amundsen Sea off the coast of Antarctica, scientists have discovered a giant ice crack "language". The size of its staggering - 29 miles long, 80 meters wide and 50 to 60 meters in depth.
When the gap reaches the opposite side of the ice shelf, the huge new iceberg drift go to Pine Island Bay and Amundsen Sea. NASA researchers for about a year observing this phenomenon at a distance with a special highly sensitive equipment.
Satellite image of the crack, received on 26 October this year, from the satellite "Landsat Read more [...]
New ice age will come to Earth in 50 years, which will lead to the most disastrous consequences. A few winter nights freeze the North Sea, the Baltic, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. That first winter cold glacial destroy millions of Britons and Finns, Germans and Poles, North and Central Russia, Belarus, the Urals and the northern states of the USA ... Who did not die from the cold, starve to death: after the terrible cold of winter comes the snow-rainy summer
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Important environmental problem is the melting of glaciers. Defined a set of problems that contribute to this phenomenon. One reason for the melting of glaciers - is education willow on the ice surface. Climate change on a global scale has led to the fact that in recent years the area of Arctic sea ice is constantly shrinking. Scientists have determined the effect of the so-called "rejuvenation" of the Arctic ice, and those identified qualitative changes are more serious problem. In the analysis of sea ice in the Arctic different age revealed that the ice age is about 1-2 years, Read more [...]
Scientists believe that in 100 years, many cities will be under water. The main cause of global warming - the accumulation of carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere. The heat that radiates Earth is due in part to go into space, but the gases impede this process, creating the "greenhouse effect."
Scientists believe that after three decades of 75% of the world's population will live in the coastal area, and in 100 years, many cities will be under water. According to a report prepared by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, the most vulnerable countries named Read more [...]
You can laugh, but this is the highest temperature for nearly a century of observation. Vicissitude of air flow sometimes works wonders, one of which was the record heat in cold pole. Since November 21, Pacific warm so quickly rushed into the inner sanctum of the planetary frost, it is safe from the pedestal of the previous maximum temperature (? 23.8), held out, however, only in 2010. New extremum is now? 22.5.
The scheme of the atmospheric processes. © Gismeteo
The average daily temperature was? 24.3 and turned out to be 12 (!) Degrees above normal. The warming was accompanied Read more [...]
Trees can stand for centuries, but many of them are at the same time on the edge: A new study has shown that with increasing drought (predicted result of global warming) of water transport trees will fail.Everlasting majestic forests may seem immortal, but in reality they are on the verge of - because of global warming.
The transfer of water from the roots to the top is the xylem - tiny but numerous tubules. The pores on the leaves allow the water to evaporate and this evaporation draws water up the tree with more strength than dry soil - down. But when a certain threshold of dryness "effort" Read more [...]
Antarctica has discovered a new crack in the Pine Island Glacier. It was detected by the German satellite TerraSAR-X.Picture of Pine Island Glacier, made TerraSAR-X September 14, 2012According to the researchers, in the near future is expected to form a new giant iceberg the size of New York, which will appear next to South America. This is the second crack in the Pine Island Glacier. The first crack was seen last year, but in September of this year, the satellite TerraSAR-X found on the left of the first one more. Large crack width is about 243 m depth in some places - 55 m, according to ABC Read more [...]
Cold weather in Siberia and Kazakhstan will inevitably auknulos unusually early onset of winter in Central Asia. According to statistical monitoring for the last ten days in the region fell about monthly average snowfall.
© Omar Sobhani | Reuters
Many mountain passes are buried in snow. Closed roads, airports are idle. Snowplows are sorely lacking.
© Omar Sobhani | Reuters
Meteorological stations in the high Kyrgyzstan snow depth exceeds 60 cm skiers immediately rushed to the mountains. However, the snow on the slopes of the mass is in flux, as evidenced by a series of coming Read more [...]
Tuesday will be a little softer. If the temperature in Moscow yesterday, did not exceed 0.1, today portion of air from the Atlantic will raise the temperature to 1.5 ... 2.0 degrees. The difference is small, but many feel it. And the rest - all the same: cloudy, dry predzime.
However, the severity of the atmospheric column - not the only thing that puts pressure on the people of Central Russia. Even more distressing emotions is uniformly gray, dense, absolutely no shadows, low oblachnost.Pogodnuyu stability provides extensive powerful anticyclone. Because of him, will be very high atmospheric Read more [...]