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Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on the Economic Development of the Russian Arctic in the 21st Century

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The problem of increasing the informativeness of climate projections in the Russian Arctic in order to meet the current economy needs is considered. The detailed estimates are presented of changes for the most important specialized indicators of the thermal and moisture regimes which characterize climatic impacts on the economic development of the Russian Arctic in the 21st century. The calculations are based on the data of numerical experiments with the regional climate model which were conducted for the Arctic region in the framework of the international CORDEX project. The high resolution of the model (50 km) and the consideration of mesoscale factors helped to detect significant spatial differences in the estimates of changes in the analyzed parameters which should be taken into account when adapting to climate change at the regional level.

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Original Russian Text © E.I. Khlebnikova, V.M. Kattsov, A.A. Pikaleva, I.M. Shkolnik, 2018, published in Meteorologiya i Gidrologiya, 2018, No. 6, pp. 5–19.

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Khlebnikova, E.I., Kattsov, V.M., Pikaleva, A.A. et al. Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on the Economic Development of the Russian Arctic in the 21st Century. Russ. Meteorol. Hydrol. 43, 347–356 (2018). https://doi.org/10.3103/S1068373918060018

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Keywords

  • Arctic
  • global warming
  • climatic impacts
  • regional models