Atmospheric and Climate Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 1 (January 2017)

ISSN Print: 2160-0414   ISSN Online: 2160-0422

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Negative Feedback in the Polar Ice System

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DOI: 10.4236/acs.2017.71007    2,617 Downloads   4,828 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

One of the ingredients of the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis is the existence of large positive feedback in the climate system. An example is polar ice that, once melted, turns into blacker water that will increase radiation absorption and this rein-forces the melting. This causes a run-away scenario with a point of no return. Here it is shown that the polar ice can also have negative feedback aspects, where a melting of polar ice will cause it to reappear.

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Stallinga, P. and Khmelinskii, I. (2017) Negative Feedback in the Polar Ice System. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 7, 76-91. doi: 10.4236/acs.2017.71007.

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