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It’s Cold Out But it’s Not the Polar Vortex

, , former scientist and Kendall Science Fellow

The “polar vortex” is synonymous with cold air blasts for Americans. But is it correct to equate polar air with the polar vortex? The answer is no. Read more >

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The Bering Sea Bomb and the Polar Vortex in our Warming World

, , former scientist and Kendall Science Fellow

A historic storm occurred over Alaska this past weekend as typhoon Nuri merged with an extra tropical system and became a perfect storm. With it also came the chance for more extreme weather for the United States in the form of a small polar vortex event that flooded much of eastern North America with frigid temperatures. But how can we have such cold outbreaks in our warming world? Read more >

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