Ignoring the routine dimissal and rubbishing, let's continue...
Originally Posted by Paul Ward
Did you bother to research the geography of the Peninsula and Ross Sea reagions yet?
Given the title of this thread, that I've posted in, there has not been a need yet.
It is true this has sidetracked me, I came to this forum with the intension to ask for as simple as possible an explanation, if there is one, as to why is Antarctica so damned cold.
It seems such a simple question, but explantions seem hard to find.
Yes, it's windy, and it's cold, and it doubles in size annually and then melts back, etc, etc. Is Ozone seasonal - it certainly seems so from satelite images.
But, explanations as to the processes that make it so cold, are difficult to find, any help appreciated.
It would seem contradictory, to put it mildly, that the one place on the planet (excluding deserts) where the air is so dry, (so it is not water vapour), CO2 (warming) must really show it's effect, is actually cooling, the opposite of what AGW says is or should be happening..
I was going to also continue to ask your opinions here about how the Antarctic effects the strength of the Thermohaline circulation. Further intending to ask how you'd assess the Solubility pump as a major natural process that appears to have been ignored / misrepresented.
But, I have a distinct feeling I already "know" how you'd deal with such questions...
NB - I havn't looked back on this thread far but did notice a distinct "harsh" tone taken to anyone asking questions from anything less than a "consesus" position.
OK, fair enough, it's your site, but you've set the stage.