Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, by Eric T. DeWeaver,Cecilia M. Bitz,L.-Bruno Tremblay

By Eric T. DeWeaver,Cecilia M. Bitz,L.-Bruno Tremblay

released by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph sequence, quantity 180.

This quantity addresses the quick decline of Arctic sea ice, putting fresh sea ice decline within the context of previous observations, weather version simulations and projections, and straightforward types of the weather sensitivity of sea ice. Highlights of the paintings offered the following contain

  • An appraisal of the function performed via wind forcing in riding the decline;
  • A reconstruction of Arctic sea ice stipulations sooner than human observations, in line with proxy info from sediments;
  • A modeling process for assessing the impression of sea ice decline on polar bears, used as enter to the U.S. Fish and natural world Service's determination to record the polar endure as a threatened species lower than the Endangered Species Act;
  • Contrasting reports at the life of a "tipping point," past which Arctic sea ice decline turns into (or has already develop into) irreversible, together with an exam of the function of the small ice cap instability in worldwide warming simulations;
  • A major summertime atmospheric reaction to sea ice aid in an atmospheric basic move version, suggesting a favorable suggestions and the potential of momentary weather prediction.

The booklet could be of curiosity to researchers trying to comprehend the hot habit of Arctic sea ice, version projections of destiny sea ice loss, and the results of sea ice loss for the normal and human structures of the Arctic.

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