The agency analysed satellite measurements collected over the past decade to show the rate of sea level rise has slowed by 22 per cent – although the effect may be temporary…Between 2002 and 2014, it measured changes in gravity and therefore underlying changes in water storage.
The team of researchers, from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of California, Irvine, University of Bonn, Germany, and National Taiwan University, combined the satellite data with estimates of mass loss of glaciers to calculate the impact land water storage might have had on sea level change.
Their analysis suggests that during this timeframe, climate variability resulted in an increase of approximately 3.2 trillion tons of water being stored in land.
Wait! All predictions of global warming babbled on and on how this will create LESS rain and we would have epic droughts (seems only California is having this so this must be everyone since so many ‘scientists’ live there). Why don’t climate scientists live in Minnesota? Siberia is very cold, too. Move there. Help Putin deal with too much warm weather in Russia. Help Napoleon, too.
Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum | NASA: how did that happen? Did all the warm water freeze there because it is getting hotter there? And where are the ‘melting glaciers’? Nearly all of Greenland and Antarctica are covered with deep ice which is building up, not melting. Why is southern sea ice increasing? – Skeptical Science, a delusional website run by global warmists cultists who believe we are all going to roast to death but who have dropped ‘global warming’ for mushy wording. They explain very carefully how ice can increase while it gets too warm.
What Antarctica’s Incredible “Growing” Icepack Really Means is another attempt by another fanatic to explain away the obvious. All Ice Ages begin the same way and all end the same way and all Interglacials are much shorter than glaciation eras. These follow a strong, severe basic pattern that varies only in the violence of the sudden warming/cooling cycles. In the normal universe, when you turn up the heat, it heats up and when the heat vanishes, it gets colder and the severe hot/cold stuff happening to our planet began geologically recently and if it simply got colder and colder over time, or warmer and warmer, then all the cosmic and planetary forces are on an even keel but if it switches violently from one extreme to the other, we have to look at the source of the heat: the sun.
To show how stupid compared to farmers, these ‘climate scientists’ do not understand how cold works in fundamental ways: Eurasian Snow Cover Variability and Links with Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling and Their Potential Use in Seasonal to Decadal Climate Predictions.pdf
Over a decade of research has allowed us to understand how variability in Siberian snow cover, mostly in October, can influence the weather in remote regions including the Eastern US and Europe months later. Below we describe the six-step model with a timeline that begins with the advance of Siberian snow cover in October and ends with more (less) frequent Arctic outbreaks during the winter in the Eastern US, Europe and East Asia associated with the negative (positive) phase of the large-scale telconnection pattern the Arctic Oscillation (AO). This link has been demonstrated for year-to-year variability and used to improve seasonal- timescale winter forecasts; however this coupling can also be shown to have influenced recent decadal-scale temperature trends.
It isn’t snow we need to look at though reflecting light back out of our atmosphere certainly does cool things down, too. The coldest years are when there is LESS snow due to the severe cold. And the ground freezes up if any snow is late in the season. Anyone like myself who does backhoe work knows we must wait well into spring to dig due to the ground being frozen hard as a rock.
The presence of snow cover can increase the amount of sunlight reflected back into space from 20 to 80% (Cohen and Rind 1991). Also snow cover is a good insulator or a thermal blanket, preventing heat form the ground escaping into the atmosphere. These radiative properties of snow cover cool the atmosphere above the earth’s surface. The presence of snow cover can lead to much colder temperatures than the absence of snow cover.
So, a frozen tundra is warmer than thick snow cover? HAHAHA. If it snows and then freezes, the ground stays relatively unfrozen. If there is, like this year in upstate NY, little snow on the ground when it goes to -16 F degrees as it will tonight, the ground is frozen like rock. Climate scientists who have no idea how nature works shouldn’t be allowed to make computer programs that are based on ridiculous assumptions.
Lots and lots of snow=warming, a dry winter that is cold=cold winters.
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