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Negative Feedback in the Polar Ice System

DOI: 10.4236/acs.2017.71007, PP. 76-91

Keywords: Ice, Albedo, Negative Feedback, Fresnel

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One of the ingredients of the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis is the existence of large positive feedback in the climate system. An example is polar ice that, once melted, turns into blacker water that will increase radiation absorption and this rein-forces the melting. This causes a run-away scenario with a point of no return. Here it is shown that the polar ice can also have negative feedback aspects, where a melting of polar ice will cause it to reappear.

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