[Science] Snowflakes are making the Arctic warm faster by acting like a blanket – AI

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[Science] Snowflakes are making the Arctic warm faster by acting like a blanket – AI


Snowflakes act like an Arctic blanketAll Canada Photos / Alamy Stock Photo By Michael MarshallFalling snowflakes in the Arctic are trapping extra heat, which could be enough to speed up the melting of sea ice. The effect could mean Arctic seas become ice-free up to 20 years earlier than expected. “It’s counter-intuitive because we think of snowflakes as being cold, but they’re slow-falling ice particles that act like blankets,” says Frank Li of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Sea ice in the Arctic tends to melt faster than forecast. So the team compared …

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