You are browsing the archive for April 2016 - Page 2 of 2 - Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal.

6 April 2016

An Ocean Mystery

A little science mystery for you. Look at this image above (Courtesy Climate Central in Princeton). Why is the water south of Greenland getting colder/not warming, while its warmed dramatically elsewhere?? Current hypothesis is melting ice in Greenland is chilling the water, or a slow down in the thermohaline circulation. May be both? Last I heard the climate models were not reproducing it well, but if it is melting ice, …


No Comments/Trackbacks >>

4 April 2016

As The Science Gets Better, The News Gets Worse on Sea Level Rise

I spent the weekend reading the new paper in Nature last week that made a lot of news. (Justin Gillis at The NY Times has an excellent summary of the paper here). If you missed it, the short version is that for the first time, researchers used a series of coupled models to produce a more realistic look at what will happen to Antarctica in the coming decades and centuries. There …


2 Comments/Trackbacks >>