By Tim Radford
Patterns of winds and pressure systems traced by researchers to the decline in Arctic sea ice can transport cold air further south and create harsher winters in Eurasia.
LONDON, October 30, 2014 − A less-icy Arctic could mean that parts of Europe and Asia are twice as likely to experience severe winters, according to new research from Japan.
Masato Mori and fellow climate system researchers at the University of Tokyo report in Nature Geoscience that they see a connection between the loss of ice in the Barents and Kara Seas and the increased probability of colder winters in Eurasia. >>
A truck encased in ice after a freezing sleet storm hit Slovenia this year.
Image: Danilo Rozman via Wikimedia Commons
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