They found that sea ice loss is in fact warming the Arctic, but determined that "recent Northern Hemisphere cold winters were the result of naturally occurring climate variations, and not due to remote effects of Arctic sea ice loss," states lead author Lantao Sun of CIRES
Working with ecology and evolutionary biology professor and CIRES
Fellow Russell Monson, Hu found that while smaller spring snowpack tended to advance the onset of spring and extend the growing season, it also reduced the amount of water available to forests later in the summer and fall.
In what study coauthor Xinzhao Chu of CIRES
called "a triumph for lidar observations," a team of scientists utilized a state-of-the-art lidar system in Antarctica to take five years worth of continuous observations, even during the Antarctic winter, spanning 5,500 hours.
The buyer was CIRE
Management, a San Diego investment firm, using a limited liability company, Wood Village Retail I.