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The Pacific Arctic Region: Ecosystem Status and Trends in a Rapidly Changing Environment

A one-stop resource volume for a better understanding of the key processes influencing the status and trend in the ecosystem of the Pacific Arctic Region (PAR)
Highlights key scientific findings focused on the Pacific Arctic marine environment and includes a summary of gaps and future research directions
Looks at model outputs to evaluate and forecast possible future change in the Arctic

By: Jacqueline M Grebmeier (Editor), Wieslaw Maslowski (Editor)

340 pages, 123 colour & 23 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Jun 2014 | #213805 | ISBN-13: 9789401788625
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NHBS Price: £117.00 $143/€132 approx

About this book

The Pacific Arctic region is experiencing rapid sea ice retreat, seawater warming, ocean acidification and biological response. Physical and biogeochemical modeling indicates the potential for step-function changes to the overall marine ecosystem. This synthesis book was coordinated within the Pacific Arctic Group, a network of international partners working in the Pacific Arctic. Chapter topics range from atmospheric and physical sciences to chemical processing and biological response to changing environmental conditions. Physical and biogeochemical modeling results highlight the need for data collection and interdisciplinary modeling activities to track and forecast the changing ecosystem of the Pacific Arctic with climate change.


1. Introduction
2. Recent and Future Change in the Meteorology of the Pacific Arctic
3. Recent Variability in Sea Ice Cover, Age and Thickness in the Pacific Arctic Region
4. Abrupt Climate Changes and Emerging Ice-Ocean Processes in the Pacific Region and the Bering Sea
5. The large scale ocean circulation and physical processes controlling Pacific-Arctic interaction
6. Physical oceanography, hydrography and shelf-basin exchange processes
7. On the Flow Through Bering Strait: A Synthesis of Model Results and Observations
8. Carbon Fluxes Across Boundaries in the Pacific Sector of the Arctic Ocean in a Changing Environment
9. Carbon Biogeochemistry of the Western Arctic: Primary Production, Carbon Export and the Controls on Ocean Acidification
10. Biodiversity & Biogeography of Lower Trophic Systems in the Pacific Sector
11. Marine Fishes, Birds and Mammals as Sentinels of Ecosystem Variability and Reorganization in the Pacific Arctic Region
12. Progress and Challenges In Biogeochemical Modeling Of The Pacific Arctic Region

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