Katrin Meissner

Director of the Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia and Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada and a Courtesy Faculty Member at the Oregon State University, USA.


Luminous ‘mother-of-pearl’ clouds explain why climate models miss so much Arctic warming

By: , and - November 17, 2023

Our planet has warmed by about 1.2°C since 1850. But this warming is not uniform. Warming at the poles, especially the Arctic, has been three to four times faster than the rest of the globe. It’s a phenomenon known as “polar amplification.” Climate models simulate this effect, but when tested against the past 40 years […]