Collapse of the Arctic Beaufort Gyre
I walk through the seemingly endless hallways filled with poster
displays of scientific observations and analysis on geophysical Earth
topics (climatology, oceanography, natural hazards, hydrology, soils,
rocks, etc.), I discuss
highlights on the Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice talks that I attended
all morning .
significantly, the Arctic’s
Beaufort Gyre collapsed. This unprecedented
event in late 2016/early 2017 occurred with rapidly declining
sea-ice, letting ever increasing numbers of stronger storms from the
Atlantic to enter the Arctic, bringing moisture and more warming.
cycle of cascading feedbacks…