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Improved Understanding of the Cause of Arctic Sea Ice Decline
Published: June 01, 2009
Posted: June 08, 2009

Two DOE- funded researchers are part of the team that has edited a new book on the decline of Arctic Sea ice.  The American Geophysical Union volume addresses the rapid decline of Arctic sea ice, placing recent sea ice decline in the context of past observations, climate model simulations and projections, and simple models of the climate sensitivity of sea ice.  The book will be of interest to researchers attempting to understand the recent behavior of Arctic sea ice, model projections of future sea ice loss, and the consequences of sea ice loss for the natural and human systems of the Arctic.

Reference: Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms and Implications. Eric T. DeWeaver, Cecilia M. Bitz and L. -Bruno Tremblay (eds) AGU 2009.

Contact: Anjuli Bamzai, SC-23.1, (301) 903-0294
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling

Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER

 

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