Surveys in Geophysics

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 1215–1242

Pattern Variability in Arctic Air Temperature Records



The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of recent progress regarding the acquisition and processing of surface air temperature data in the Arctic. It highlights potential methodological contributions to the identification and characterization of pattern change, focusing on spatial and temporal correlations and scale-symmetry properties of time series. The presented methods include L-moments, climate network analysis, detrended fluctuations analysis, and Haar wavelet analysis. New results concerning data from high-latitude Arctic stations illustrate some of the presented methodological aspects.


Arctic climate Air temperature Pattern analysis Pattern change Climate change 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographySaint Mary’s UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Department of Environmental ScienceSaint Mary’s UniversityHalifaxCanada

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