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TitleClimate drivers - permafrost
AuthorBarrette, C; Smith, S L; Stendel, M; Rodehacke, C; Ingeman-Nielsen, T; Marchenko, S
SourceAMAP 2017: Adaptation actions for a changing arctic: perspectives from the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait region; by Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP); 2018 p. 51-53
LinksOnline - En ligne (complete volume - volume complet, PDF, 44.4 MB)
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150404
PublisherArctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (Oslo, Norway)
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf; docx
ProvinceNunavut; Northern offshore region; Quebec
NTS14; 15; 16; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59
AreaBaffin Bay; Davis Strait; Canadian Arctic Archipelago; Ellesmere Island; Baffin Island; Nunavik; Greenland; Denmark
Lat/Long WENS -92.0000 -36.0000 80.0000 56.0000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; Nature and Environment; climatology; climate, arctic; models; temperature; precipitation; meteorology; snow; permafrost; ground ice; glaciers; runoff; surface waters; lakes; rivers; ice thicknesses; sea ice; sea level changes; oceanography; crustal uplift; isostasy; Greenland Ice Sheet; North Water Polynya; Climate change; Wind; permafrost thaw; Water supply; Trends; Oceans
Illustrationstables; geoscientific sketch maps; time series
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience Essential Climate Variable Monitoring
Released2018 01 01
AbstractBBDS permafrost is projected to warm the most in the region's coldest areas and to thaw considerably in the warmest areas. Ellesmere Island is an example of a cold area that is projected to experience pronounced permafrost warming. Southwestern Greenland is an example of a relatively warm area that is projected to experience pronounced permafrost thawing.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This contribution provides a summary of permafrost conditions in the Baffin Bay Davis Strait region, one of the pilot regions of an Arctic Council Project ¿Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic¿. A summary of current permafrost thermal state for the eastern Canadian Arctic and Greenland is provided along with documentation of recent trends in permafrost temperatures. Projections of future permafrost conditions are also provided. The entire report will evaluate how adaptions to a changing Arctic might occur and inform development of adaption strategies in response to a changing climate.

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