Climate Change in the Polar Regions by John Turner, Gareth J. Marshall

By John Turner, Gareth J. Marshall

The polar areas have skilled a few amazing environmental alterations in fresh many years, corresponding to the Antarctic ozone gap, the lack of quite a lot of sea ice from the Arctic Ocean and significant warming at the Antarctic Peninsula. The polar areas also are envisioned to hot greater than the other area in the world over the subsequent century if greenhouse fuel concentrations proceed to upward push. but attempting to separate average weather variability from anthropogenic components nonetheless provides many difficulties. This publication offers an intensive evaluate of the way the polar climates have replaced over the past million years and units fresh alterations inside an extended time period point of view. The strategy taken is extremely cross-disciplinary and the shut hyperlinks among the ambience, ocean and ice at excessive latitudes are under pressure. the quantity can be beneficial for researchers and complicated scholars in polar technology, climatology, international switch, meteorology, oceanography and glaciology.

Show description

Read Online or Download Climate Change in the Polar Regions PDF

Best weather books

Dryland Climatology

A accomplished overview of dryland climates and their courting to the actual atmosphere, hydrology, and population. Chapters are divided into 5 significant sections on historical past meteorology and climatology; the character of dryland climates relating to precipitation and hydrology; the climatology and weather dynamics of the key dryland areas on every one continent; and existence and alter within the world's drylands.

Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change

Weather swap is widely well-known as a key environmental factor affecting social and ecological platforms world wide. on the Cancun summit of the United countries Framework conference on weather Change’s sixteenth convention, the events together agreed that the weak teams fairly in constructing international locations and whose livelihood is predicated on land use practices are the most typical sufferers as more often than not their actions are formed by way of the weather.

Extra resources for Climate Change in the Polar Regions

Example text

Similarly, Marshall (2002) found that errors in the height of East Antarctic Australian AWSs assimilated into the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis caused a spurious decrease in regional geopotential height in the 1990s. 2), particularly as conventional ice-core observations are sporadic, difficult to obtain and encompass different time periods. , 2007), van de Berg et al. (2005) showed dramatic increases in ERA-40 accumulation (calculated as precipitation minus evaporation, abbreviated to P–E) over Antarctica occurred between 1979 and 1980, with a 50% rise in the continental interior.

The NCEP/NCAR reanalysis begins in 1948 and has the advantage over some other reanalyses of being continually updated. The model used has a spectral resolution of T62 (equivalent to a spatial resolution of ~210 km) and 28 vertical levels, with the highest level at 10 hPa. 3 Meteorological analysis fields 31 the assimilation of data into the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis that had an impact on the polar regions. First, a snow cover corresponding to 1973 was also used for 1974–94. , 2001). Moreover, annual snow cover data were unavailable prior to 1967 so a climatology was used.

The HARA includes data for 95 individual stations north of 65° N, with two thirds of these having at least 10 years of data. , 1993). There are far fewer radiosonde stations in the Antarctic: since the IGY long-term measurements have been undertaken at 17 Antarctic stations, although by 2008 regular radiosonde flights were only being carried out at 12 stations. Large spatial data gaps exist in the West Antarctic coastal region and the entire Antarctic Plateau, where Amundsen–Scott and Dome C are the only operational upper-air stations.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 20 votes