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Arctic Climate Change: The ACSYS Decade and Beyond

  • Focuses on the state of the Arctic climate system
  • Discusses interactions of the Arctic climate system with the global climate system
  • Presents process studies and modelling
  • Examines the important gaps in our knowledge

Series: Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library Volume: 43

By: Peter A Lemke (Editor), Hans-Werner Jacobi (Editor)

446 pages, 40 b/w & 50 colour illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Mar 2014 | #211123 | ISBN-13: 9789401783064
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Hardback | Nov 2011 | #192688 | ISBN-13: 9789400720268
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About this book

The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global warming and rising sea levels.

Arctic Climate Change addresses the following major topics:
- Research results in observing aspects of the Arctic climate system and its processes across a range of time and space scales
- Representation of cryospheric, atmospheric, and oceanic processes in models, including simulation of their interaction with coupled models
- Our understanding of the role of the Arctic in the global climate system, its response to large-scale climate variations, and the processes involved


Contents

Foreword

1. The Origins of ACSYS

Part 1. Observations
2. Advances in Arctic Atmospheric Research
3. Sea Ice Observation - Advances and Challenges
4. Observations in the Ocean
5. Observed Hydrological Cycle
6. Interaction with the Global Climate System

Part 2. Modelling
7. Meso-scale Modelling of the Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Its Interaction with Sea Ice
8. Arctic Regional Climate Models
9. Progress in Hydrological Modelling over High Latitudes - under Arctic Climate System Study (ACSYS)
10. Sea Ice - Ocean Models
11. Global Climate Models and 20th and 21st Century Arctic Climate Change
12. ACSYS - A Scientific Foundation for the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project

Index


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