AtmosNews: Antarctic warming, storm surge, year in review

West Antarctica warming more than expected
In a finding that raises further concerns about the future contribution of Antarctica to sea level rise, a new NCAR study finds that the western part of the continent’s ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought. more>

Phenomenon of the year: Sandy's stunning surge (Part 1 of 2)
More than two days ahead of landfall, it was clear that Hurricane Sandy could bring higher water than New York and New Jersey had seen in decades. But for thousands of people in the area, the threat simply didn't register. more>

Dissecting Sandy's surge (Part 2 of 2)
Sandy's storm surge was more than twice that of other recent tropical cyclones in the New York City area—but several other factors teamed to bring waters to a catastrophically high level. more>

The weather year in review: a sneak preview
Mid-December was not too soon to get a sense of how 2012 would go down in meteorological annals, based on strong signals from January to November. more>

Top 10 stories of 2012
We've assembled the 10 most popular stories on AtmosNews from the last 12 months. With hurricanes, warm waves, and a derecho, there's a lot to reflect on. more>

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