Polar Weather

The weather and climate of the areas around the north and south poles is some of the most dramatic, extreme and beautiful in the world.  The area around the north pole, the Arctic, is also experiencing the world’s largest response to greenhouse gas emissions.

(Image The Himawari-8 satellite captured two powerful extratropical cyclones undergoing explosive cyclogenesis and reaching their peak intensity near Japan on January 23, 2018. - Credit NOAA)