The warming Arctic Ocean is bringing more snowfall to Siberia
Global warming has increased the evaporation and retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. The climate change-induced impacts in the Arctic Ocean could be responsible for an increase in snow cover in Siberia, a new study has suggested.
Enhanced evaporation deposits more moisture in the Arctic atmosphere, which makes its journey towards the western parts of Siberia where the moisture is deposited as snow.
It was also found that increased snow cover in western Russia increased the risk of summer heat waves in Europe and Northeast Asia. More research needs to be done to fully understand the interplay for global weather effects consequent on a rapidly warming Artic.