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Cryosphere => Greenland and Arctic Circle => Topic started by: CraigsIsland on June 17, 2013, 05:04:29 PM

Title: "Jet stream changes cause climatically exceptional Greenland Ice Sheet melt"
Post by: CraigsIsland on June 17, 2013, 05:04:29 PM
http://phys.org/news/2013-06-jet-stream-climatically-exceptional-greenland.html (http://phys.org/news/2013-06-jet-stream-climatically-exceptional-greenland.html)

Title of article seems to be somewhat misleading. The paper focuses on the causation of the 2012 record area melt percentage achieved in July.

Title: Re: "Jet stream changes cause climatically exceptional Greenland Ice Sheet melt"
Post by: Apocalypse4Real on July 11, 2013, 10:39:07 PM
While this may hint at the jet stream changes. it may also give a hint on why the Greenland ice sheet melt rate jumped in the last two days.

It seems that there is so much turbulence over Greenland that transatlantic flights are diverting from their normal routes.

Here is the Washington Post article mention, and then the wind turbulence maps.

Wa Po: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/07/11/turns-out-that-aeroflot-flight-to-havana-is-diverting-because-of-turbulence-over-greenland/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/07/11/turns-out-that-aeroflot-flight-to-havana-is-diverting-because-of-turbulence-over-greenland/)

Turbulence Forecast, areas in red dashed lines experience severe turbulence.:

http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/atlantic_westbound_tracks.php (http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/atlantic_westbound_tracks.php)

http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/atlantic_eastbound_tracks.php (http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/atlantic_eastbound_tracks.php)

Canada turbulence forecast:
http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/canada.php (http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/canada.php)