Climate Change in Eurasian Arctic Shelf Seas: Centennial Ice Cover Observations - Springer Praxis Books (Hardback)Ivan E. Frolov (author), Zalmann M. Gudkovich (author), Valery P. Karklin (author), Evgeny G. Kovalev (author), Vasily M. Smolyanitsky (author)
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In this book the eminent authors analyse the ice cover variability in the Arctic Seas during the 20th and early 21st centuries. In the first two chapters, they show that multi-year changes of the sea-ice extent in the Arctic Seas were formed by linear trends and long-term (climatic) cycles lasting about 10, 20 and 60 years. The structure of temporal variability of the western region (Greenland - Kara) differs significantly from the eastern region seas (Laptev and Chukchi). In the latter region, unlike the former area, relatively short-period cycles (up to 10 years) predominate. The linear trends can be related to a super-secular cycle of climatic changes over about 200 years. The most significant of these cycles, lasting 60 years, is most pronounced in the western region seas.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 166
Weight: 518 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.