Arctic warming aloft is data set dependent

  title={Arctic warming aloft is data set dependent},
  author={Cecilia M. Bitz and Qiang Fu},
Arising from: R. G. Graversen, T. Mauritsen, M. Tjernström, E. Källén & G. Svensson 451, 53–56 (2008)10.1038/nature06502; Graversen et al. replyArctic sea ice and snow on land have retreated polewards at an alarming pace in the past few decades. Such retreat locally amplifies surface warming through a positive feedback, which causes the Arctic surface to warm faster than the rest of the globe. In contrast, ice and snow retreat causes little warming in the atmosphere above when the stable winter… CONTINUE READING

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