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Evidence and Implications of Recent Climate Change in Northern Alaska and Other Arctic Regions

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2009

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Hinzman, Larry D., Bettez, Neil D., Bolton, W. Robert, Chapin, F. Stuart, Dyurgerov, Mark B., Fastie, Chris L., Griffith, Brad, Hollister, Robert D., Hope, Allen, Huntington, Henry P., Jensen, Anne M., Jia, Gensuo J., Jorgenson, Torre, Kane, Douglas L., Klein, David R., Kofinas, Gary, Lynch, Amanda H., Lloyd, Andrea H., McGuire, A. David, Nelson, Frederick E., Oechel, Walter C., Osterkamp, Thomas E., Racine, Charles H., Romanovsky, Vladimir E., Stone, Robert S., Stow, Douglas A., Sturm, Matthew, Tweedie, Craig E., Vourlitis, George L., Walker, Marilyn D., Walker, Donald A., Webber, Patrick J., Welker, Jeffrey M., Winker, Kevin S., and Yoshikawa, Kenji, 2009, Evidence and Implications of Recent Climate Change in Northern Alaska and Other Arctic Regions: Climatic Change, v. 72, no. 3, p. 251-298.

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The Arctic climate is changing. Permafrost is warming, hydrological processes are changing and biological and social systems are also evolving in response to these changing conditions. Knowing how the structure and function of arctic terrestrial ecosystems are responding to recent and persistent climate change is paramount to understanding the future state of the Earth system and how humans will need to adapt. Our holistic review presents a broad array of evidence that illustrates convincingly; the Arctic is undergoing a system-wide response to an altered climatic state. New extreme and seasonal surface climatic conditions are being experienced, a range of biophysical states and processes influenced by the threshold and phase change [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s10584-005-5352-2

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