Released by way of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph sequence, quantity 180.
This quantity addresses the swift decline of Arctic sea ice, putting contemporary sea ice decline within the context of earlier observations, weather version simulations and projections, and easy types of the weather sensitivity of sea ice. Highlights of the paintings offered right here comprise
- An appraisal of the position performed through wind forcing in riding the decline;
- A reconstruction of Arctic sea ice stipulations ahead of human observations, in response to proxy information from sediments;
- A modeling procedure for assessing the influence of sea ice decline on polar bears, used as enter to the U.S. Fish and flora and fauna Service's selection to record the polar undergo as a threatened species lower than the Endangered Species Act;
- Contrasting experiences 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 aid in an atmospheric common circulate version, suggesting a good suggestions and the opportunity of non permanent weather prediction.
The publication may 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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