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Sorry to drag this thread further off-topic. Nuclear winter is afaik caused by the formation of large pyro-cumulus clouds, which due to solar heating of the dark smoke plume can break through the tropopause and carry substantial soot and debris into the stratosphere (where it tends to 'stick around'). Large forest fires and volcanic eruptions can cause the same problem.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2014 on Greenland 2013 in review at Arctic Sea Ice
Slightly off topic, it appears an El Nino is on the cards later this year. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2014 on Forecast me not at Arctic Sea Ice
It would makes sense to me that the ice extent becomes more dependant on weather as the ice thins. As a feedback system, one can imagine the ice have a proportional and integral (PI) response to weather. For thick ice, the integral term is dominant as it takes a lot of thermal energy to melt/create it. As the ice thins, the proportional term takes over as the first-year ice is more responsive to short-term weather conditions.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2014 on Forecast me not at Arctic Sea Ice
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