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  •  How does that effect the evaporation and humidity? (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    Ice is a good insulator.  An ice covered arctic is like a head with a stocking cap.  Water heat energy can't couple to the atmosphere.

    But a low ice arctic is like football player in winter taking of his helmet.  The heat steams off the head visibly.

    Storms and wind stir up waves and drive big swells and white caps.  Waves break onshore, and a ton of water is thrown up into the air, vastly increasing surface area.

    That evaporation should shed heat and raise humidity.  So where does that extra water vapor fall?  And as snow or rain?

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