Climate feedback loops are processes that either amplify or diminish the effects of climate factors. Essentially, they make the impacts of key climate factors stronger or weaker, starting a chain reaction that repeats again and again. What is a Feedback Loop? There are negative and positive climate feedback loops.What is the positive feedback loop in the Arctic?
Another positive feedback loop in the Arctic with global implications: the reduction in sea ice coverage, particularly in the summertime. Arctic Ocean ice cover is integral to regulating global land and sea temperatures. Sea ice creates a large white surface that reflects solar radiation away from Earth.What is an example of a negative feedback loop in geography?
An example of a negative feedback loop is if the increase in temperature increases the amount of cloud cover. The increased cloud thickness or amount could reduce incoming solar radiation and limit warming. However, it is not clear, if additional cloud cover occurs, at what latitudes and at what times it might occur.What happens if there is no negative feedback in the climate?
Negative feedback loops are vital in the global climate system. Without the regulating action of the negative feedback loop, a positive loop can spiral out of control, creating irreversible changes in the climate system. This is called a “tipping point.”