Spring Is Springing Earlier in Polar Regions Than Across the Rest of Earth

Posted: 03.02.2018

Earth Is Experiencing Earlier Springs, but Nowhere So Much and So Fast as at High Latitudes

Spring is arriving earlier, but how much earlier? The answer depends on where on Earth you find yourself, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis.

The study, published in Nature’s online journal Scientific Reports, found that for every 10 degrees north from the equator you move, spring arrives about four days earlier than it did a decade ago. This northward increase in the rate of springtime advance is roughly three times greater than what previous studies have indicated.

For example, at southern to mid latitudes such as Los Angeles, New Orleans or Dallas, the study suggests spring might be arriving a mere one day earlier than it did a decade ago. Farther north, in Seattle, Chicago or Washington D.C., it might be arriving four days earlier. And if you live in the Arctic, it might be arriving as much as 16 days earlier.

 

Read full article at: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/spring-springing-earlier-polar-regions-across-rest-earth/