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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

Part of the book series: Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library (ATSL, volume 43)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Origins of ACSYS

    • Victor Savtchenko
    Pages 1-8
  3. Observations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Advances in Arctic Atmospheric Research

      • James E. Overland, Mark C. Serreze
      Pages 11-26
    3. Sea-Ice Observation: Advances and Challenges

      • Humfrey Melling
      Pages 27-115
    4. Observations in the Ocean

      • Bert Rudels, Leif Anderson, Patrick Eriksson, Eberhard Fahrbach, Martin Jakobsson, E. Peter Jones et al.
      Pages 117-198
    5. Observed Hydrological Cycle

      • Hermann Mächel, Bruno Rudolf, Thomas Maurer, Stefan Hagemann, Reinhard Hagenbrock, Lev Kitaev et al.
      Pages 199-246
    6. Interaction with the Global Climate System

      • T. A. McClimans, G. V. Alekseev, O. M. Johannessen, M. W. Miles
      Pages 247-275
  4. Modelling

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 277-277
    2. Mesoscale Modelling of the Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Its Interaction with Sea Ice

      • Christof Lüpkes, Timo Vihma, Gerit Birnbaum, Silke Dierer, Thomas Garbrecht, Vladimir M. Gryanik et al.
      Pages 279-324
    3. Arctic Regional Climate Models

      • K. Dethloff, A. Rinke, A. Lynch, W. Dorn, S. Saha, D. Handorf
      Pages 325-356
    4. Sea-Ice–Ocean Modelling

      • Rüdiger Gerdes, Peter Lemke
      Pages 381-403
    5. Global Climate Models and 20th and 21st Century Arctic Climate Change

      • Cecilia M. Bitz, Jeff K. Ridley, Marika Holland, Howard Cattle
      Pages 405-436
    6. ACSYS: A Scientific Foundation for the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project

      • Konrad Steffen, Daqing Yang, Vladimir Ryabinin, Ghassem Asrar
      Pages 437-459
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 461-464

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.

The volume 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.

Keywords

  • ACSYS
  • Arctic
  • Atmosphere
  • Climate Change
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean
  • Sea Ice

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This volume contains a wealth of data stemming from the ten-year Arctic Climate System Study … of the World Climate Research Programme. … Each chapter is well illustrated with graphs and maps and includes a thorough set of references. A four-page index supports the text. The book contains much valuable information; it will be an important scientific resource for climate scientists interested in the Arctic. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (J. T. Andrews, Choice, Vol. 49 (11), August, 2012)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Polar- und Meeresforschung, Alfred-Wegener-Institut für, Bremerhaven, Germany

    Peter Lemke

  • Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany

    Hans-Werner Jacobi

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-007-2027-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)