‘Collapse’ or ‘Weakening’ of the Arctic Polar Vortex is a direct result of Global Warming

What Happen to Texas is most likely to happen again until we deal with Global Warming seriously.

I really do appreciate science. I used to model the collapse of the Arctic Polar Vortex in the years 2014-2017 using four, quad-core mini iMacs in a parallel cluster with Thunderbolt cabling; a very powerful, personal computer. I only used the publicly available Los Alamos Community ICE model, a very old relic now, perhaps.

I then believed, and still do, in the work of Battelle-PNNL scientists who forecast the annual Winter collapse of the Arctic Polar Vortex with the concomitant frigid arctic weather slamming into the Eastern USA. It was directly related to Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) , they demonstrated, following sea-ice loss in the Arctic Ocean near the Barents-Kara (BK) Sea region off Russia, and by global warming as a whole. That was enough to destabilize the crucial flow of the jet stream. It was an incomplete, but true model.

Here is a PDF of a key paper by the Battelle-PNNL scientists..

Here is a PDF of an article on the SSW, available for download…

Then, finally, there is a YouTube video from someone I do not know, but he seems right on target with the SSW…

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