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'''Polar Vortex'''
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The polar vortex is an area of low pressure. It is located over the Earth’s poles, between the upper troposphere and the stratosphere levels.<ref>Polar vortex - AMS Glossary. (2015, October 6). Retrieved February 20, 2016, from [http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Polar_vortex]</ref> A weakening in the polar vortex caused by other natural events, such as a volcanic eruption, cause it to almost break away from its normal residence at the poles. When it breaks away, it heads towards the equator. Its at this point that we experience the cold bust of air. <ref>MacMath, J. (2014, November 12). What is a Polar Vortex? Retrieved January 28, 2016, from [http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/what-is-a-polar-vortex/21793077]</ref>
 
 
The polar vortex is an area of low pressure. It is located over the Earth’s poles, between the upper troposphere and the stratosphere levels.  
 
  
 
== Location ==
 
== Location ==
 
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Contrary to what most believe, the location of the vortex is not actually where humans inhabit on earth. The polar vortex are located on the Earth's magnetic poles. Once you have located the poles you have to then go straight up until you are between the upper troposphere and the stratosphere levels.<ref>Fischetti, M. (2016, February 12). [http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-is-this-polar-vortex-that-is-freezing-the-u-s/ What Is This Polar Vortex That Is Freezing the U.S.]. Retrieved September 1, 2016</ref>
Contrary to what most believe, the location of the vortex is not actually where humans are on earth. The polar vortex are located on the Earth's magnetic poles. Once you have located the poles you have to then go straight up until you are between the upper troposphere and the stratosphere levels.
 
  
 
== Climate Change ==
 
== Climate Change ==
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It is believed that the reason the polar vortex is moving so much from the poles, is from climate change. It is has claims that because of melting ice caps the less ice there is the easier it can be pushed off the pole.
  
It is believed that the reason the polar vortex is moving so much from the poles, is from climate change. It is has claims that because of melting ice caps the less ice there is the easier it can be pushed off the pole.
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Although that does play a part, that's not the only reason it shifts. Because of this the ozone levels are decreasing. With everything changing and levels of CO2 rising and being drawn to the poles it becomes highly concentrated and depletes the ozone layer.<ref>Polar vortex visits to U.S. linked to climate change. (2014, September 2). Retrieved February 20, 2016, from [http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/09/02/polar-vortex-climate-change/14973047/]</ref>
Although that does play a part, thats not the only reason it shifts. Because of this the ozone levels are decreasing. With everything changing and levels of CO2 rising and being drawn to the poles it becomes highly concentrated and depletes the ozone layer.
 
  
 
[[File:th.jpg|thumb|Radar of Polar Vortex]]
 
[[File:th.jpg|thumb|Radar of Polar Vortex]]
 
== Effects ==
 
 
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
Other closely related articles in this wiki include:  
 
Other closely related articles in this wiki include:  
  
* [[Aquaculture]]
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* [[Magnetic poles]]
* [[Hydrography]]
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* [[Northern Hemisphere]]
* [[Extremophiles]]
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* [[Arctic poles]]
* [[Mariana Trench]]
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* [[Volcano]]
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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{{Fischetti, M. (2016, February 12). [ http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-is-this-polar-vortex-that-is-freezing-the-u-s/ What Is This Polar Vortex That Is Freezing the U.S ]. Retrieved September 1, 2016,}}
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
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* [http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/polar-vortex/ NASA: Polar Vortex]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KEkSfgHJNk NASA: Polar Vortex-YouTube]
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* [https://weather.com/science/weather-explainers/news/polar-vortex-shifting-away-from-north-america-climate The Weather Channel]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:57, 14 December 2016

The polar vortex is an area of low pressure. It is located over the Earth’s poles, between the upper troposphere and the stratosphere levels.[1] A weakening in the polar vortex caused by other natural events, such as a volcanic eruption, cause it to almost break away from its normal residence at the poles. When it breaks away, it heads towards the equator. Its at this point that we experience the cold bust of air. [2]

Location

Contrary to what most believe, the location of the vortex is not actually where humans inhabit on earth. The polar vortex are located on the Earth's magnetic poles. Once you have located the poles you have to then go straight up until you are between the upper troposphere and the stratosphere levels.[3]

Climate Change

It is believed that the reason the polar vortex is moving so much from the poles, is from climate change. It is has claims that because of melting ice caps the less ice there is the easier it can be pushed off the pole.

Although that does play a part, that's not the only reason it shifts. Because of this the ozone levels are decreasing. With everything changing and levels of CO2 rising and being drawn to the poles it becomes highly concentrated and depletes the ozone layer.[4]

Radar of Polar Vortex

See also

Other closely related articles in this wiki include:

References

  1. Polar vortex - AMS Glossary. (2015, October 6). Retrieved February 20, 2016, from [1]
  2. MacMath, J. (2014, November 12). What is a Polar Vortex? Retrieved January 28, 2016, from [2]
  3. Fischetti, M. (2016, February 12). What Is This Polar Vortex That Is Freezing the U.S.. Retrieved September 1, 2016
  4. Polar vortex visits to U.S. linked to climate change. (2014, September 2). Retrieved February 20, 2016, from [3]


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