Episode 01 - "Thin Ice"

A disaster is happening in slow motion at our planet's poles and climate change is to blame. How long can we survive the triggering of this dangerous feedback loop? In this, the inaugural episode of Ashes Ashes, we explore the melting polar ice caps, the science behind this process, and what that might mean for humanity's future.

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@Article{stroeve2007arctic, author = {Stroeve, Julienne and Holland, Marika M and Meier, Walt and Scambos, Ted and Serreze, Mark}, title = {Arctic sea ice decline: Faster than forecast}, journal = {Geophysical research letters}, year = {2007}, volume = {34}, number = {9}, publisher = {Wiley Online Library}, }

@Article{comiso2008accelerated, author = {Comiso, Josefino C and Parkinson, Claire L and Gersten, Robert and Stock, Larry}, title = {Accelerated decline in the Arctic sea ice cover}, journal = {Geophysical research letters}, year = {2008}, volume = {35}, number = {1}, publisher = {Wiley Online Library}, }

@Article{kwok2009decline, author = {Kwok, Rothrock and Rothrock, DA}, title = {Decline in Arctic sea ice thickness from submarine and ICESat records: 1958--2008}, journal = {Geophysical Research Letters}, year = {2009}, volume = {36}, number = {15}, publisher = {Wiley Online Library}, }

@Article{holland2006future, author = {Holland, Marika M and Bitz, Cecilia M and Tremblay, Bruno}, title = {Future abrupt reductions in the summer Arctic sea ice}, journal = {Geophysical research letters}, year = {2006}, volume = {33}, number = {23}, publisher = {Wiley Online Library}, }

@InProceedings{cheung2017thermodynamic, author = {Cheung, Ho Nam and Keenlyside, Noel and Omrani, Nour-Eddine}, title = {Thermodynamic and dynamic linkage between the inter-model spread of Arctic sea ice concentrations and Northern Hemisphere atmospheric and oceanic circulations in CMIP5 models}, booktitle = {EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts}, year = {2017}, volume = {19}, pages = {3155}, }

@Article{ding2017influence, author = {Ding, Qinghua and Schweiger, Axel and L’Heureux, Michelle and Battisti, David S and Johnson, Nathaniel C and Wrigglesworth, Eduardo Blanchard and Zhang, Qin and Harnos, Kirstin and Eastman, Ryan and Steig, Eric J}, title = {Influence of the recent high-latitude atmospheric circulation change on summertime Arctic sea ice}, journal = {Nat. Clim. Change}, year = {2017}, volume = {7}, number = {4}, pages = {289--295}, }

@Article{vihma2014effects, author = {Vihma, Timo}, title = {Effects of Arctic sea ice decline on weather and climate: a review}, journal = {Surveys in Geophysics}, year = {2014}, volume = {35}, number = {5}, pages = {1175--1214}, publisher = {Springer}, }

@Article{kim2014weakening, author = {Kim, Baek-Min and Son, Seok-Woo and Min, Seung-Ki and Jeong, Jee-Hoon and Kim, Seong-Joong and Zhang, Xiangdong and Shim, Taehyoun and Yoon, Jin-Ho}, title = {Weakening of the stratospheric polar vortex by Arctic sea-ice loss}, journal = {Nature communications}, year = {2014}, volume = {5}, pages = {4646}, publisher = {Nature Publishing Group}, }

@Article{tang2013cold, author = {Tang, Qiuhong and Zhang, Xuejun and Yang, Xiaohua and Francis, Jennifer A}, title = {Cold winter extremes in northern continents linked to Arctic sea ice loss}, journal = {Environmental Research Letters}, year = {2013}, volume = {8}, number = {1}, pages = {014036}, publisher = {IOP Publishing}, }

@Misc{kaufmann_2017, author = {Kaufmann, Bill Kaufmann More from Bill}, title = {U of C researchers conclude Arctic sea ice vanishing more quickly than thought}, month = {Oct}, year = {2017}, journal = {Calgary Herald}, url = {http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/u-of-c-researchers-conclude-arctic-sea-ice-vanishing-more-quickly-than-thought}, }

@Misc{naturenews, author = {Richard Monastersky}, title = {Incredibly thin Arctic sea ice shocks researchers}, year = {2016}, journal = {Nature News}, publisher = {Nature Publishing Group}, url = {https://www.nature.com/news/incredibly-thin-arctic-sea-ice-shocks-researchers-1.21163}, }

@Misc{potenza_2017, author = {Potenza, Alessandra}, title = {Smoggy in Beijing? A lack of Arctic sea ice may be to blame}, month = {Mar}, year = {2017}, journal = {The Verge}, publisher = {The Verge}, url = {https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/15/14934850/china-air-quality-airpocalypse-climate-change-arctic-sea-ice-snowfall}, }

@Misc{shelton_2017, author = {Shelton, Jim}, title = {Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation system}, month = {Jul}, year = {2017}, journal = {YaleNews}, url = {https://news.yale.edu/2017/07/31/loss-arctic-sea-ice-impacting-atlantic-ocean-water-circulation-system}, }

@Misc{gardner_2017, author = {Gardner, Timothy}, title = {Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts: study}, month = {Dec}, year = {2017}, journal = {Reuters}, publisher = {Thomson Reuters}, url = {https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-arctic-california-drought/arctic-sea-ice-melt-to-exacerbate-california-droughts-study-idUSKBN1DZ16K}, }

@InCollection{copland2017factors, author = {Copland, Luke and Mortimer, Colleen and White, Adrienne and McCallum, Miriam Richer and Mueller, Derek}, title = {Factors contributing to recent Arctic ice shelf losses}, booktitle = {Arctic ice shelves and ice islands}, publisher = {Springer}, year = {2017}, pages = {263--285}, }

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@InProceedings{granskog2016increased, author = {Granskog, MA and R{\"o}sel, A and Provost, C and Sennechael, N and Dodd, PA and Martma, T and Leng, MJ}, title = {Increased snow contribution to Arctic sea ice mass balance}, booktitle = {AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts}, year = {2016}, }

Credits

Daniel Forkner & David Torcivia

Additional Research by:

Michael Torcivia


Published 02-11-2017 21:31