Iowa Climate Science Education
MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
A researcher from MIPT has proposed a new explanation for the Arctic?s rapid warming. In his recent paper inGeosciences, he suggests that the warming could have been triggered by a series of great earthquakes.
Global warming is one of the pressing issues faced by civilization. It is widely believed to be caused by human activity, which increases the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. However, this view does not explain why temperatures sometimes rise fairly abruptly.
In the Arctic, one of the factors driving climate warming is the release of methane from permafrost and metastable gas hydrates in the shelf zone. Since researchers began to monitor temperatures in the Arctic, the region has seen two periods of abrupt warming:…
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