A pan-Arctic Network integrating past, present and future.

Wegner, Carolyn, Frey, Karen and Michel, Christine (2011) A pan-Arctic Network integrating past, present and future. Open Access Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 93 (13). p. 112. DOI 10.1029/2011EO130006.

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Abstract

Arctic in Rapid Transition Implementation Workshop; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 18–20 October 2010; Rapid transitions in Arctic sea ice and the associated global integrated Earth system impacts and socioeconomic consequences have brought the Arctic Ocean to the top of national and international geophysical and political agendas. Alarmingly, there is a persistent mismatch between observed and predicted patterns, which speaks to the complexity of planning adaptation and mitigation activities in the Arctic. Predicting future conditions of Arctic marine ecosystems for climate change requires interdisciplinary and pan-Arctic characterization and understanding of past and present trends. The Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) initiative is an integrative, international, interdisciplinary, pan-Arctic network to study spatial and temporal changes in sea ice cover and ocean circulation over broad time scales to better understand and forecast the impact of these changes on Arctic marine ecosystems and biogeochemistry. The ART initiative began in October 2008 and is still led by early-career scientists. The ART science plan, developed after the ART initiation workshop in November 2009, was endorsed by the Arctic Ocean Sciences Board, which is now the Marine Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Polar Research; Paleoceanography; Climatology; Arctic Sea Ice in Rapid Transition; Arctic Ocean; sea ice; climate change
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: No
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1029/2011EO130006
ISSN: 0096-3941
Projects: Polynya, Laptev Sea System
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 12:29
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 13:13
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/11807

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