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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 through the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph sequence, quantity 180.

This quantity addresses the fast decline of Arctic sea ice, putting contemporary 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 awarded the following comprise

  • An appraisal of the function performed by means of wind forcing in riding the decline;
  • A reconstruction of Arctic sea ice stipulations ahead of human observations, in accordance with proxy information from sediments;
  • A modeling procedure for assessing the effect of sea ice decline on polar bears, used as enter to the U.S. Fish and natural world Service's selection to record the polar undergo as a threatened species less 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 position of the small ice cap instability in international warming simulations;
  • A major summertime atmospheric reaction to sea ice relief in an atmospheric basic move version, suggesting a good suggestions and the opportunity of momentary weather prediction.

The ebook might be of curiosity to researchers trying to comprehend the new habit of Arctic sea ice, version projections of destiny sea ice loss, and the implications of sea ice loss for the normal and human structures of the Arctic.

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