Scientists say that due to the ongoing Global Warming , European winters are becoming more and more frigid. The melting of Arctic Ice is constantly affecting the pole’s wind patterns , which increases the frequency of blowing chilly winds.
As a result of this, the risk for prevailing extreme winter has more than doubled in parts of Europe and Northern Asia since 2004.
The study led by a renowned researcher , Masato Mori of the University of Tokyo uses almost 100 computer as well as observational data to show that recent trends toward colder winters in much of Russia, China, and portions of eastern Europe may be related to the loss of sea ice in the Barents and Kara Seas.
The study also shows that there is a link present between sea ice melt and an intensified area of high pressure over Siberia , more commonly known as Siberian High. This strengthened high pressure area, with the counterclockwise flow of air around it, causes a current of frigid air to move from north to south across broad areas of Eurasia.
Despite skyrocketing global emissions of greenhouse gases, which warm the atmosphere has left the researchers dumbfounded by the fact that during the past few winters Eurasia has been one of the most unusually cold areas on Earth during the winter season.
There is one twist in the study as well ; it depicts that over the course of a long period such as the turn of the century, Global warming may likely reduce the likelihood of Colder winters in Eurasia. This may be a temporary phenomenon in an actual transitional phase of inevitable Global warming.