Arctic Report Card 2012

Unspecified (2012) Arctic Report Card 2012. Project Report. NOAA.

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The Arctic Report Card ( considers a wide range of environmental observations throughout the Arctic, and is updated annually. A major finding of the Report Card 2012 is that numerous record-setting melting events occurred, even though, with the exception of a few limited episodes, Arctic-wide it was an unremarkable year, relative to the previous decade, for a primary driver of melting - surface air temperatures. From October 2011 through August 2012, positive (warm) temperature anomalies were relatively small over the central Arctic compared to conditions in recent years (2003-2010). Yet, in spite of these moderate conditions, new records were set for sea ice extent, terrestrial snow extent, melting at the surface of the Greenland ice sheet, and permafrost temperature.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
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    Subjects: Natural Environment > Atmosphere
    Natural Environment > Oceans
    Organizations: Unspecified
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 15:41

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