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Old 08-10-2007, 05:34 PM   #1
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Record ice loss for July. A very interesting article on Dr Jeff Masters's weather Blog - Click on his blog link on the RSS WEATHER NEWSFEEDS page.
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Record ice loss for July. A very interesting article on Dr Jeff Masters's weather Blog - Click on his blog link on the RSS WEATHER NEWSFEEDS page.
Does he call himself Doctor?
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It's actually an interesting report...nice to read something that doesn't scream carbon dioxide GW for a change.

This July's major loss of sea ice will amplify sea ice loss the remainder of the summer, due to a positive feedback loop. As sea ice melts in response to rising temperatures, more of the dark ocean is exposed, allowing it to absorb more of the sun's energy. This further increases air temperatures, ocean temperatures, and ice melt in a process know as the "ice-albedo feedback" (albedo means how much sunlight a surface reflects). The July 2007 ice loss may mean that a runaway "ice-albedo feedback" has taken hold, which will amplify until the Arctic Ocean is entirely ice-free later this century. Other scientists will disagree, but I believe that such a runaway ice-albedo feedback has taken hold.
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Does he call himself Doctor?
Ken,

He earned his Phd. A rather interesting fellow.

http://www.wunderground.com/about/jmasters.asp

In his related links, he has more articles about global warming:

http://www.stwr.net/content/view/314/114/

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More on the subject from Jeff Masters (with graphics):

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMaste...p;tstamp=200708
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