Jennifer Francis on Jet Stream and Bomb Cyclone

January 17, 2018

My recent Yale Climate Connections video (below) relied on interviews with a host of Arctic Science All stars on climate and the erratic jet stream.
Here, Jennifer Francis, who I’ve also interviewed many times, has a chance to talk on the subject in which she is a pioneer.

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10 Responses to “Jennifer Francis on Jet Stream and Bomb Cyclone”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    We’ve managed to fuck up the planet in just a century.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Actually, we’ve been at it for over two centuries, and the real fucking up has been accelerating over the past 60 or so years. Lots of hockey sticks.

  2. neilrieck Says:

    Whenever there is cold one must ask “where is my heat?” So while it may be cold right now in North America, there is a heatwave on the other side of the planet. Flowers are opening early in Europe while Australia is experiencing heat neverbefore seen.

    http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/10/weather/flying-foxes-heat-wave-australia-trnd/index.html

    • dumboldguy Says:

      This is not the first time flying foxes have fallen out of the sky in AUS. 135 degree F temps back in 2014 caused 100,000 bats of all sizes to die. If I recall, the number of flying foxes dying back then was 10 to 20 thousand, double to triple this latest event, a number of people were injured when falling flying foxes hit them, and a number of humane societies saved and raised thousands of baby flying foxes after their parents succumbed.

      Dr. Francis DID mention that the eastern US was just about the only place on the planet experiencing cold—-most of the rest or the planet was at above normal temps. (And it’s a shame that these fine video clips are each getting only 5 or 6 thousand views on YouTube—-how will the great unwashed masses ever get educated?)

      (PS Can’t resist saying that all the F’s in falling flying foxes and talk of “bombs” makes me think of coining an acronym—-the FFFFB—-and you know what the fourth F stands for)

    • grindupbaker Says:

      You can glance at your Climate Reanalyzer daily of course. I do.

  3. Jennifer Francis Says:

    Hey Peter!

    Thanks so much for the shout-out!

    Hope all’s well with you and that our paths cross again one day soon.

    Cheers,

    Jennifer

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  4. […] Record low sea ice coverage is a climate change amplifier in that it uncovers dark ocean surfaces that capture more of the sun’s rays than white, reflective ice. In addition, open ocean ventilates more heat into the polar atmosphere. Heat that would typically be sequestered beneath the ice. This warming amplification (polar amplification) can also have an impact on the polar circulation of the Jet Stream — causing it to meander more which results in increasing instances of extreme weather (hot, cold, wet,…. […]


  5. […] Record low sea ice coverage is a climate change amplifier in that it uncovers dark ocean surfaces that capture more of the sun’s rays than white, reflective ice. In addition, open ocean ventilates more heat into the polar atmosphere. Heat that would typically be sequestered beneath the ice. This warming amplification (polar amplification) can also have an impact on the polar circulation of the Jet Stream — causing it to meander more which results in increasing instances of extreme weather (hot, cold, wet,…. […]


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