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An Interdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on the Arctic Ocean
A Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Exploratory Workshop
Dates: 2-4 May 2012
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

For further information: http://www.arctic-climate-change.pwias.ubc.ca/


The Report of the Workshop is available to download.


Overview

The effects of global warming are most obvious in the Arctic, both on land and at sea. On land, ice sheets and glaciers are melting, permafrost is thawing, the flow of rivers is increasing and their chemical composition is changing.  In the Arctic Ocean, sea ice is receding and the hydrography, circulation, chemistry and ecosystems are changing rapidly. Locally, these changes affect the livelihood of northern communities. Globally, they affect climate as a result of altered greenhouse gas emissions, ocean circulation and heat transport. As these perturbations accelerate, there is an increasing sense of urgency to document their extent and to understand their consequences.  This exploratory workshop assembled a group of Canadian and international Arctic experts with various backgrounds to foster inter-disciplinary collaborations and to initiate a large-scale research program investigating the biological, chemical and physical responses of the Arctic Ocean to climate changes.


Agenda

The Agenda of the Workshop is available to download.


List of Participants

The List of Participants is available to download.


Report

The Report of the Workshop is available to download. 

 

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