Geophysical Sciences

Climate Change in Eurasian Arctic Shelf Seas

Centennial Ice Cover Observations

Authors: Frolov, I.E., Gudkovich, Z.M., Karklin, V.P., Kovalev, E.G., Smolyanitsky, V.M.

  • Summarizes research results on centennial changes of sea ice cover of the Arctic seas of the Eurasian shelf
  • Uniquely analyses ice and hydrometeorological characteristics over 80-100 years in the 20th century
  • Examines spatial and temporal special features of the constituents of the Arctic climate system
  • Discusses in detail the different parameters of the Arctic climate system. Proves the importance of natural climatic changes induced by internal and external causes
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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.

Reviews

From the reviews: “This brief, specialized, technical book by Frolov and colleagues (all, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russia) can be used by environmental science students and professionals in the field, especially those monitoring ice caps. … The data harvested from the Eurasian Arctic shelf seas might be very useful for scientists … . Summing Up: Recommended. … Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in environmental sciences.” (A. M. Hamza, Choice, Vol. 47 (7), March, 2010)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Arctic sea ice as an element of the global climate system

    Frolov, Ivan E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Long-term changes in Arctic Seas ice extent during the twentieth century

    Frolov, Ivan E. (et al.)

    Pages 7-27

  • Variability of sea ice thickness and concentration in the twentieth century

    Frolov, Ivan E. (et al.)

    Pages 29-36

  • Consistency among sea ice extent and atmospheric and hydrospheric processes

    Frolov, Ivan E. (et al.)

    Pages 37-87

  • Possible causes of changes in climate and in Arctic Seas ice extent

    Frolov, Ivan E. (et al.)

    Pages 89-112

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-85874-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-24228-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change in Eurasian Arctic Shelf Seas
Book Subtitle
Centennial Ice Cover Observations
Authors
Series Title
Geophysical Sciences
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85875-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85875-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85874-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-24228-1
Series ISSN
1615-9748
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
166
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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