Extreme winter warming in the Arctic

Today’s Video of the Day comes from the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and features a look at the unusual warming occurring in the Arctic for the fourth winter in a row.

According to researchers, warm moist air is entering the Arctic through both the northern Atlantic Ocean and the northern Pacific Ocean, crossing the Bering Strait.

“We have seen winter warming events before, but they’re becoming more frequent and more intense,” said Alek Petty, sea ice researcher at NASA Goddard.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center