Saturday, October 23, 2010

NOAA Arctic Report Card 2010

An annual report issued by NOAA shows the Arctic region continues to heat up, affecting local populations and ecosystems as well as weather patterns in the most populated parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

2010 highlights:
  • Greenland is experiencing record-setting high temperatures, ice melt and glacier area loss.
  • Summer sea ice continues to decline and sea ice thickness continues to thin.
  • Arctic snow cover duration was at a record minimum.

NOAA (2010, October 22). Arctic Report Card: Region continues to warm at unprecedented rate. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 23, 2010

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