No Global Warming in Antarctica 

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16 September 07


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No Global Warming in Antarctica
Says head of Polar Meteorology Group 
at Byrd Polar Research Center
15 Sep 07 - "Antarctica - a vast territory whose sea-ice growth in winter effectively doubles its size to envelop an area three times that of Canada...

"Not until 1998, with the advent of new technologies and improved scientific understanding, did human knowledge "allow the question of the global relevance of Antarctica to be explored in detail for the first time," stated David Bromwich of the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University. A decade ago, Dr. Bromwich was embarking on a major research project for the National Science Foundation to begin to understand this frozen continent, which is the primary heat sink in the global climate system, and "plays a central role in global climate variability and change."

"As Dr. Bromwich reported earlier this year at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at San Francisco, "It's hard to see a global-warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now."

"Dr. Bromwich found that the global models that the IPCC relies on are at odds with his own findings. Antarctica's temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as global climate models predicted.

"We're looking for a small signal that represents the impact of human activity and it is hard to find it at the moment." "... until the global models get the polar regions right, they won't get the global climate right either."

David Bromwich is head of the Polar Meteorology Group of the Byrd Polar Research Center and Professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the Department of Geography of Ohio State University. He is president of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology, the chair of the Polar DAAC Advisory Group, a member of the Arctic Climate System Study Working Group on Reanalysis, and a past member of the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data. The author or co-author of numerous papers, he received his PhD in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1979.

See entire article by Lawrence Solomon, entitled 
"You still need your parka in Antarctica"
Thanks to John Zielinski for this link

See also: Glaciers are growing around the world, including the United States
See Growing Glaciers 



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