Thursday, February 12, 2015

Albedo


When looking at this striking image of an ice berg calving from the King Baudouin Ice Shelf, one readily sees the tremendous difference in the albedo from ice to water whereby the Antarctic, like the Arctic, will gradually become a heat sink due to the continual melting of the sea ice caused by global warming. Calving is a normal event but the decreased albedo on both poles is quietly disconcerting to say the least.





Seen above is one small footprint  in the vastness known as Antarctica


Science never lies when the facts ring true. :)

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