Is there a quasi-60 years' oscillation of the Arctic sea ice extent

Parker, A., and Ollier, C.D. (2015) Is there a quasi-60 years' oscillation of the Arctic sea ice extent. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, 2 (2). JGEESI.2015.009. pp. 77-94.

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Abstract

A better understanding of the future climate pattern developments in the Arctic may only follow a better reconstruction of the past patterns of natural oscillations and the determination of the forcing and the resulting oscillations occurred in the climate parameters over different time scales. The proposed information for the past demonstrates the Walsh & Chapman reconstruction claiming a flat sea ice 1870 to 1950 is too simple. The Arctic sea ice experienced a drastic reduction that was phased with warming temperatures 1923 to 1940. This reduction was followed by a sharp cooling and sea ice recovery. This permits us to also conclude that very likely the Arctic sea ice extent also has a quasi-60 years' oscillation. The recognition of a quasi-60 year's oscillation in the sea ice extent of the Arctic similar to the oscillation of the temperatures and the other climate indices may permit us to separate the natural from the anthropogenic forcing of the Arctic sea ice. The heliosphere and the Earth's magnetosphere may have much stronger influence on the climate patterns on Earth including the Arctic sea ices than has been thought.

Item ID: 38582
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2454-7352
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© 2015 Parker and Ollier. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 23:21
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960310 Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) @ 100%
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