Why The Steep Drop In North Atlantic SSTA’s?

Written by on June 21, 2021 in Rest of Europe, Rest of World with 0 Comments

In my previous video I discussed the sharp drop in North Atlantic SSTA’s and many asked why this may be the case.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

In my opinion, there is no singular reason but a collection of several.

  1. Arctic sea ice melt (5th lowest for the time of year)
  2. Natural melt of ice/icebergs surrounding Greenland and Iceland
  3. Unusually strong/cold trough/lows over Iceland extending south
  4. Slowdown of the Gulf Stream

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