Posts for A2

Antarctic sub gauges sea ice thickness

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
The researchers involved in the project tell the journal Nature Geoscience that the thickness of the pack ice was greater than they had anticipated.

Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

Level: Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050.

Cyclone Hudhud pounds India’s Andhra Pradesh and Orissa

Level: Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news

Cyclone Hudhud is pounding the eastern Indian coast, causing extensive damage and prompting the evacuation of some 300,000 people.

Syllabus link: Tropical revolving storms.Their occurrence, their impact, management of the hazard and responses to the event. Two case studies of recent (within the last 30 years) tropical revolving storms should be undertaken from contrasting areas of the world.