Antarctica: The Last Continent and It's Role in Climate Change, October 10, 2021

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15:20:21 From Annie Widger to Everyone:
 what happened in 2017 specifically to create that dive?
15:22:15 From Thor Olson 歐德強 to Everyone:
 https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
15:22:56 From Thor Olson 歐德強 to Everyone:
 National Snow & Ice Data Center.  Has both Arctic and Antarctic data.
15:23:14 From Scott Henson (Drawdown Seattle) to Everyone:
 My email is scott.henson@outlook.com for anyone that might have ideas or feedback on future conversations (and in general)
15:24:14 From Kyle VanderLugt to Everyone:
 with combined ice loss in both arctic and Antarctica, are we seeing any early signs of overturn circulation patterns being destabilized?
15:25:05 From Thor Olson 歐德強 to Everyone:
 Larson B was studied by my old college TA Ted Scambos.
15:29:11 From Marcos to Everyone:
 Could we access the recording of this talk?
15:29:23 From JimL to Everyone:
 Is sea-level rise accelerating?  Do you expect it to accelerate?
15:29:37 From Scott Henson (Drawdown Seattle) to Everyone:
 @Marcos - yes, the recording will be posted in the next day or so…
15:30:24 From Jeff Berner (he/him) to Everyone:
 When one talks about sea-level rise, one also needs to take into account the magnitude of the tides. The Gulf of Mexico has very small tides so sea level rise will hit it really hard.
15:35:33 From Scott Henson (Drawdown Seattle) to Everyone:
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15:41:22 From Jae Geller to Everyone:
 That was amazing and super helpful.
15:43:10 From Thor Olson to Everyone:
 NASA measured 1.0 watt per square meter absorption due to cloud cover and albedo changes. https://news.yahoo.com/nasa-earth-trapping-unprecedented-amount-234135519.html
15:44:09 From Thor Olson to Everyone:
 Question:  What is the rate of increase of the current velocity in the Ocean off Antarctica?
15:49:12 From Thor Olson to Everyone:
 https://www.science.org/news/2020/02/global-warming-speeding-earth-s-massive-ocean-currents
15:57:25 From Annie Widger to Everyone:
 awesome to get a basic understanding, ED!
15:57:27 From Brian Udall to Everyone:
 Thank you! Best of luck this winter.
15:57:36 From sheilalynch to Everyone:
 Thank you Ed, really interesting presentation!
15:57:55 From Thor Olson to Everyone:
 Anyone want to watch the Arctic this next summer to see if it locks again, email me.  arolah@yahoo.com
15:58:08 From Jae Geller to Everyone:
 Thank you, Ed. Is there a way that we can follow your endeavors online?
15:58:21 From Chris Meinig to Everyone:
 Scott, I have a question for Ed.
15:58:29 From Thor Olson to Everyone:
 This is the tool I will be using. https://www.metoc.navy.mil/fnmoc/fnmoc.html
16:07:31 From Jae Geller to Everyone:
 @Thor, could you give a talk on what you do and what you have seen?
16:10:23 From Kyle VanderLugt to Scott Henson (Drawdown Seattle):
 i need to jump on baby duty. my question - can you share some background on semester at sea.  How people can get involved.  Great program
16:11:29 From Thor Olson to Everyone:
 YES!
16:11:51 From Chris Meinig to Everyone:
 From the students I've talked to, it is a life changing opportunity.
16:13:20 From Annie Widger to Everyone:
 Thanks SO much, Ed - really great and I hope you can return to update us when back from your travels!  Laura
16:13:59 From Suellen Mele to Everyone:
 Ed, thanks so much. Wonderful talk!
16:14:12 From Thor Olson to Everyone:
 Thanks Ed!
16:15:56 From Sarah Horrigan to Everyone:
 Thanks so much!  See you all next time!
16:17:32 From Steve Weigner to Everyone:
 Wow, terrific session! Ed, thank you for explaining everything in ways that I think (hope) everyone can understand. The only question I would have is, is there any positive news? Thank you once again. And of course, thank you Scott for being there and being such a terrific moderator.