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"Weird Winter Weather Plot Thickens as Arctic Swiftly Warms"

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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 01:23 PM

Scientists are working out potential linkages between rapid Arctic warming caused by climate change and a more wavy jet stream causing weird winter weather

One thing we do know is that the polar jet stream—a fast river of wind up where jets fly that circumnavigates the northern hemisphere—has been doing some odd things in recent years.

Rather than circling in a relatively straight path, the jet stream has meandered more in north-south waves. In the west, it’s been bulging northward, arguably since December 2013—a pattern dubbed the “Ridiculously Resilient Ridge” by meteorologists. In the east, we’ve seen its southern-dipping counterpart, which I call the “Terribly Tenacious Trough.”

[Jet streams exist because of differences in air temperature. In the case of the polar jet stream, which is responsible for most of the weather we experience around the middle-latitudes of the northern hemisphere, it’s the cold Arctic butting against warmer areas to the south that drives it. (A more in-depth explanation can be found here.) Anything that affects that temperature difference will affect the jet stream.

This is where climate change comes in: the Arctic is warming much faster than elsewhere. That Arctic/mid-latitude temperature difference, consequently, is getting smaller. And the smaller differential in temperatures is causing the west-to-east winds in the jet to weaken.

Strong jets tend to blow straight west to east; weaker jets tend to wander more in a drunken north/south path, increasing the likelihood of wavy patterns like the one we’ve seen almost non-stop since last winter.

When the jet stream’s waves grow larger, they tend to move eastward more slowly, which means the weather they generate also moves more slowly, creating more persistent weather patterns.

There is no dispute that the Arctic is warming at an alarming rate. What we don't know yet is whether it's a transient phenomenon or a long term thing and whether this is the direct cause of the jet stream dip or simply correlated with it. If this is what's causing the extremely cold temperatures in parts of North America right now and we had a similar event last year too. - is this the new norm? The article says that Arctic warming is the cause of persistent changes in the jet stream so....

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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:01 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

Thanks for the post and link, S&F for you. I've noticed a good part of this winter the unseasonably warm weather Alaska has been getting. I live in Wisconsin, and it's been warmer in Fairbanks than it is where I live. The jet stream has a huge ridge up there and dips very low here. It's probably warmer in parts of Alaska than it is in some southern states. This also happened last winter. It seems to be the new normal.

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:15 PM

originally posted by: kosmicjack
What we don't know yet is whether it's a transient phenomenon or a long term thing and whether this is the direct cause of the jet stream dip or simply correlated with it.

Or perhaps part of some even larger picture ... like, on a cosmic level ... say for example, if the sun, and other planets in the solar system ,were also acting outside what our expectations of 'the norm' are, as well as the Earth, then maybe something even bigger, and external to the earth, could be influencing us

edit on 20-2-2015 by Segenam because: .... i love to edit ....

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:21 PM
Poles shifting or earth tilting....seasons are out of sync with the months.......
Yet we still go around in circles in a linear motion ofcourse never looking up from the plane.

IceCube Neutrino observatory may be of interest?
Earth's magnetic anomalies....natural ones at that, Locations?

We mine we build we shift the natural composition of the elements.

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:22 PM
a reply to: Segenam

Maybe someone's trying to tell us something.

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:24 PM
If you haven't seen it already, you have to check out the Rolling Stone article last week about some of our bases, like the one in Norfolk, rapidly going under water. The military is more concerned than the pols.

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:38 PM
This is purely a what if.....

To add to my previous comment.

If we mine and droll and deplete a certain area and we use that which is taken and place it somewhere else in the form of buildings but go further and cober the land with a vast network of concrete steel and call it cities then surely the magnetic properties change.....surely.
or am I wrong?

Tuning forks.
Also these deep sea cables distributing power all seem fault connected.

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 06:28 PM
Sounds like a great flood is upon us.. oh wait that already happened says his story

Unless, the planet lives in cycles as everything in the universe..

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 09:15 PM
We had a persistent dip above London (UK) that lasted for months late 2013, its usually way up north near Scotland.

It caused some pretty amazing climate changes. You could tell which direction it was going on a clear day. And it made the sky looks a lot cleaner and deeper. Hard to describe unless you see it with your own eyes... I dont think a camera would capture it.

It is worrying, if it metls the arctic britain would be flooded.

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 09:20 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

Well if we use history as our guide the only conclusion that we can really draw is that the earths climate is very unstable.

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 10:57 PM
a reply to: funkadeliaaaa

Well, according to the article, Britain is already flooded, you are actually under water, the Thames is up to the London eye, and you are all aquanauts now..... so have you noticed any difference?.
Supposedly, as the article says, the Artic, as per the Artic-le, has lost 60% of its sea ice?? not to mention most of its land ice, Glaciers etc...or is that Greenland or Iceland...nevermind, doses'nt matter...either way, nearly all the Ice from the North pole is gone........So therefore the land on Earth, must be flooded now? Is that correct Warmists?

SO Has anyone noticed the sea at Brighton is now to the buildings?
Have the dykes of Holland, now been covered with water?
Is Iceland, now Sealand?

If not, can someone tell us, Where has the 60% of the melted Ice from the North pole Gone?
Or is it all in America? or the Antarctic perhaps?
The Mysteries of Earth.
Meanwhile, our Galaxy is travelling at 1.34 MILLION miles per HOUR!!!! thru unexplored space.
We are travelling at 18.5 Miles per SECOND around our Sun.
And our Sun and solar system, orbit our Galaxy at 483,000 miles per HOUR.

SO, can someone really explain, definitevly, the hows or whys of our precious Earth and its Weather?.............Anyone?

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 11:12 PM
a reply to: gort51

Maybe if you re-read the article and try comprehending it...

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 11:21 PM
a reply to: gort51

SO, can someone really explain, definitevly, the hows or whys of our precious Earth and its Weather?.............Anyone?

The simple answer to that question is no. The only thing we can do is look at past data and draw conclusions and make predictions.

posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 01:32 AM

originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: kosmicjack
Well if we use history as our guide the only conclusion that we can really draw is that the earths climate is very unstable.

Earth itself isn't really stable.

We often hear this spiritual new age thinking that we are on earth to learn etc etc.
Maybe that part of our existence isn't spiritual at all and we are here actually to make it trough and move on to other planets. Once the cycle of destruction comes back and we haven't evolve from leaving here, bye bye species.

posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 03:31 AM
This has been an unusually warm winter for us in Alaska... but I still remember the ass kicking we took 3 winters ago, cold, snowpocalypse every week, just a flat out nasty winter... it balances out.

posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 08:18 AM
a reply to: gort51

To clarify so others don't get confused... the article states that sea-ice has lost 60% of volume. Sea-ice melt doesn't affect sea level because it's already on the ocean. Land-ice melt is what affects sea levels. The article doesn't state that nearly all the ice is gone from the North Pole, or even nearly all. It is melting and affecting sea-level but we're ot being chicken littles and the attempt at making us so, only makes deniers look more foolish.

posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 08:34 AM
All I know is up here north of Buffalo NY we are and have been for months now in a deep freeze. Haven't seen it this cold in a long time here. My house and all the others around me are just covered in ice from the roof melt, yes a 2 story house with icicles from gutter to ground and some at least 18 inches in diameter. If we don't start thawing soon I am thinking all that ice weight is gonna get ugly. All this and not even mentioning the snow on a daily basis. I live in the heart of the fruit and wine country up here on the side of a ridge which usually protects us from really bad weather and creates kinda a micro climate in the area. Not this year as the snow knows no bounds it seems, been at least 10 or more years since this much. All the signs were there last spring and summer with nature though, trees acting funny, animals, everything here seems to be off in a big way this year and thats an eye opener for sure..

posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 09:14 AM
Potential linkage ???? Some scientist .

posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 09:27 AM
What everyone is refusing to acknowledge is that North America is not the only place experiencing this rollercoaster of a jet stream. This up and down pattern persists all around the planet. It's causing the wild wacky weather over Europe and Asia. What does it mean? It means that not only is Alaska experiencing much warmer temperatures but so are Greenland and East Siberia, both places where glacial and permafrost melt is occurring much faster than predicted because of the warm southern air pushing so far north. This has been going on for two years now.

Parts of Siberia, known to be the coldest places on earth, are experiencing freakish warm temperatures as well. The warm spell has been holding strong in Siberia for a couple of years. During the summer of 2013, temperatures surged to 90 degrees in Siberia. I saw a picture of a town with a river running through it that is usually ice covered during that time of year (taken in Dec. 2013) with the land around it buried in snow. In the photo the river was flowing and the grass was visible on the banks. Temperatures there usually dip down below zero. The most northerly town in the world, Novosibirsk, had yet to see snow as of the first of the year for 2014. The month of December is usually snow covered. One time in 1963 they experienced some thaw on Christmas Eve with a little bit of rain, but nothing like what they observed in December of 2013. These kinds of temperatures in Alaska, Siberia and Greenland spells catastrophic disaster for mankind if they hold steady because of the unprecedented land and sea ice melt.

It may be the ocean’s currents that are wreaking the havoc right now. With the well-above-average warm temperatures in regions of the world that hold the most land ice, it’s a certainty that too much of this ice is going to melt and flow into the ocean’s adding not only weight to the volume on the thin crust under the oceans affecting volcanoes and earthquakes, but a cooling effect on the warm currents.

The Gulf Stream current brings the warm tropical waters from the Gulf of Mexico down around Florida and up to the North Atlantic over to Europe. If the ice melt on Greenland flows into the ocean, it will affect this current by cooling it down and sending Europe into a deep freeze, which we've already seen over the past few winters. The Gulf Stream splits off after traversing the East Coast where some flows to Canada’s Atlantic Coast while the rest cuts across the North Atlantic to Europe. This flow plays a major role in creating much milder winters for both Europe and the northeastern coast of the United States. This current is believed to actually keep these regions about five degrees warmer than they would be without the current.

A five degree temperature change would be catastrophic. Would this happen if the current stopped because of the cold ice added to it from Greenland? Many scientists believe it would. They believe that this action would send Europe into a bitter Ice Age. They also believe that it would create major climate change for the entire planet. A man named Roger Gagosian of the Woods Hole Oceanograhic Institution believes that the Northeastern United States would suffer from winter cold temperatures twice that of the record colds we currently have.

There is even some hope among scientists that a slowed-down Gulf Stream may actually help off set the global warming of today. It’s believed that a weakened current, rather than a complete stop, may only bring milder temperatures and wouldn’t be so drastic. This is what we may already be experiencing with the record cold snaps and winter blasts that have affected most of the United States over the past two years. If Greenland continues to experience warmer than normal temperatures, the melting land ice will continue to drift into the North Atlantic and continue to stall the Gulf Stream, which would make these current winters seem like a tropical paradise.

Here's a piece from the author of the Jumping Jack Flash Hypothesis from a couple of years ago that he added to my Dangerous Gas Theory thread, in regards to the changing ocean currents and warming ocean temperatures;

The oceans and their currents are also affecting climate and weather. If you think of the surface of the Earth as being the waters of the Earth and the atmosphere combined - e.g. everything that isn't 'ground' - then the oceans contain probably 98% or so of the thermal energy of the surface of the Earth, because water is so much denser than air. It takes a whole lot more energy to raise or lower the temperature of a cubic kilometer of water by 1 degree than it does to change the temperature of the same volume of air. And those currents have changed and are changing, probably as a result of either the volcanic eruptions and their heat or because of the massive influx of fresh water from the melting ice, and probably it's both.
Quote: "A changing Gulf Stream off the East Coast has destabilized frozen methane deposits trapped under nearly 4,000 square miles of seafloor, scientists reported Wednesday. "
So that oceanic heat-moving current is obviously changing, and ANY change to that current is bad news. The fact that it's destabilizing those methane hydrate deposits off the East Coast means that heat is backing up, not being transported toward Europe as it once was. So we're getting milder winters in the Northeast, even as parts of Europe are freezing their gonads off. And as that heat continues to melt away those methane deposits, that will make the atmosphere absorb more energy per square meter, which will melt more ice, which will cause more volcanic eruptions, and destabilize the oceanic currents even more and cause more methane releases, and on and on it goes, the process constantly reinforcing and strengthening itself. And all along, as the oceans heat, the bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide will be expanding their territory, increasing their emissions.
This all looks to be an unstoppable behemoth of doom now, which is why they're preparing mass fatality legislation, and FEMA camps, and stocking up on bullets, and having anti-zombie training, and digging underground bunkers, and spending like there's no tomorrow - because there isn't, not for life as we know it, not on the surface of the Earth.

posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 09:47 AM
a reply to: Rezlooper

Parts of Siberia, known to be the coldest places on earth, are experiencing freakish warm temperatures as well.

Its not freakish this is exactly what happens during glacial periods. I provided evidence to support this in another recent thread.

Were in an ice age its not really a surprise to me that we would experience a glacial period. Look back in history at the glacial period experienced during the medieval times.

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