The Arctic Region

Definition of Actic Circle    Definition of Artic Ocean   Definition of Arctic Region    Who owns the North Pole?

The Arctic Environment - European perspectives on a changing Arctic    

The Arctic Report Card 2018     The Artic heads for 'unchartered territory'    A chilling read    

The Arctic Report Card 2017

Unpresedented wildfires in the Arctic

Greening of the land surface in the world'scold regions consistent with recent warming 

Environmental changes in the Arctic: an Italian perspective

Map provides high-res look at nearly entire Arctic Region

Satellites accurately capture ocean salinity in the Arctic

'Archived' heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior

Effects of Artic sea ice decline on weather and climate

How Arctic cyclones change the sea-ice

More ships and more clouds mean cooling in the Arctic

Scientists have never observed so little ice in the Bering Strait in spring

Models show natural swings in the Earth's climate contribute to Arctic sea ice loss

Super salty lakes discovered in Canadian Arctic could provide a window into life beyond Earth 

Scientists harness indigenous knowledge to combat Arctic disasters    The Arctic freshwater synthesis  

State of the Arctic Coast 2010: Scientific Review and Outlook    The State of Polar Research IPY 2007-2008

NOAA's Arctic report card 2013    2016 Arctic report card highlights dramatic changes in region

US isues ambitious Artic research plan    US releases first military strategy for the Arctic    Into the Arctic    

What satellites show about Arctic climate change    Is a sleeping climate giant stirring in the Arctic?       

Vast cost of Arctic change    The Arctic shifts to a new normal    Polar politics and the melting Arctic    

The Melting Arctic   Ice-free Arctic may be in our future  Effects of Arctic sea ice decline on weather & climate

Warm climate - cold Arctic    Low Temperatures Enhance Ozone Degradation above the Arctic

The ice is melting    Why are Arctic rivers rising in winter?     

Melting sea ice increases Arctic precipitation, compllicates climate predictions

Arctic Ocean freshwater will cause 'unpredictable changes on climate' 

Arctic Ocean freshwater bulge detected    Variability of Arctic Sea Ice   Ice in motion

Long-term interactions between ice sheets and climate under anthropogenic greenhouse forcing

New driver identified behind Arctic warming    The cloudy future of Arctic sea ice

Artic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere    Storing carbon in the Arctic     

Certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they release

Drying Arctic soils could accelerate greenhouse gas emissions

Climate-cooling Arctic lakes soak up greenhouse gases   

Changes in Arctic biosystems:

New actors in the Arctic ecosystem: Atlantic amphipods are now reproducing in Arctic waters

Preparing for a Thaw: How Arctic Microbes Respond to a Warming World

New study links dust to increased glacier melting, ocean productivity

Climate change is reducing Arctic Ocean biodiversity: $40M study

Global warming alters Arctic food chain, with unforseeable results

Pioneering study calculates Artic Ocean nutrient budget    Warm water is mixing up life in the Arctic

Arctic sea-ice loss has widespread effects on wildlife    Declining sea ice strands baby harp seals

Cracked sea ice stirs up Arctic mercury concern

A new way to study the changing Arctic ecosystem

Exploratory hydrocarbon drilling impacts to Arctic lake ecosystems

Sea ice decline spurs the greening of the Arctic    Arctic Getting Greener

New models predict drastically greener Arctic in coming decades    Greening of the Arctic

Record-low primary productivity and high plant damage in the Nordic Arctic Region in 2012   

Monitoring, measuring & modelling Artic Region:

Strategic Environmental Assessment and monitoring: Arctic key gaps and bridgeing pathways

Satellites measure increase of Sun's energy absorbed in the Arctic

High levels of molecular chlorine found in Arctic atmosphere

Satellite data reveal rapid darkening of the Arctic    Arctic Dynamics

Arctic report card emphasizes continued dramatic change to the region

Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

Map reveals hot spots for Arctic greenhouse gas emissions

New study provides baseline measurements of carbon in Arctic Ocean

Modeling the influence of snow cover on low Arctic net ecosystem exchange

Snow has thinned on Arctic sea ice    NASA monitors the 'new normal' of sea ice

Development and dynamic of ice sheets

NASA finds thickest parts of Arctic icecap melting faster

An Arctic ice cap's shockingly rapid slide into the sea    Measuring sea ice thickness

The integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System (iAOOS): an AOSB-CliC Observing Plan for the IPY

Influence of projected Arctic sea ice loss on polar stratospheric ozone and circulation in spring

NASA begins new season of Arctic ice science flights    An Arctic mercury meltdown

Warm rivers play role in Arctic sea ice melt    Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer ice

Norwegian-Chinese cooperation yields more reliiable thermal readings of Arctic sea ice

Sources of multi-decadal variability in Arctic sea ice extent    Older Arctic sea ice disappearing

Researchers predict summer Arctic ice might disappear by 2016, 84 years ahead of schedule 

ESA's Cryosat sees Arctic sea-ice volume bounce back

ESA's Cryosat mission observes continuing Arctic winter ice decline

Recent changes of Arctic multiyear sea-ice coverage and the likely causes

Arctic sea ice update: unlikely to break new records, but continuiing downward trend

Artic sea ice reaches 2015 minimum extent

Arctic sea-ice volume showed strong recovery in 2013

2013 wintertime Arctic sea ice maximum fifth lowest on record

Top officials meet at ONR as Arctic changes quicken

Predicting sea-ice changes years in advance    Predictions are in for Arctic sea ice low point

Predicting sea ice - ensemble skill of the Search Sea Ice Outlook 2008-2013

Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice    The Predictability of Arctic Sea-Ice

SMOS verstility offers sea ice mapping   Projected regime shift in Arctic cloud and water vapor feedbacks

CU-Boulder study shows global glaciers, ice caps, shedding billions of tons of mass annually

Improvement in simulation of Eurasian winter climate variability with a realiistic Arctic sea ice condition in an atmospheric GCM

Shifts in Arctic phenology in response to climate and anthropogenic factors as detected from multiple satellite time series


The great challenges in Arctic Ocean paleoceanography    Reconstructing past sea ice

Application of Visible/near Infrared derivative spectroscopy to Arctic paleoceanography

Traces of immense prehistoric ice sheets: the climate history of the Arctic Ocean needs to be rewritten

Megascale icebergs run aground: finding the deepest iceberg scours provides new insights to Arctic's past

The Arctic: interglacial period with a break    Sea ice strongly linked to climate chnage in past 90,000 years

Sea ice and millenial-scale climate variability in the Nordic seas 90,000 years ago until present 

Past periodic warmth in Arctic may be related to melting Antarctic ice sheets

Six to ten million years ago: ice-free summers at the North Pole

The emergence of modern sea-ice in the Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago

Ancient forest emerges mummified from the Arctic   Underwater 'tree rings;' show 650 years of sea ice change

Methane seeps:

Pan-Arctic land-atmospheric fluxes of methane and CO2 in response to climate change over the 21C

Cost of Arctic methane release     Don't panic: Arctic methane emissions have been going on for ages

Surface water inundation in the boreal-Arctic: potential impacts on regional methane emissions

Arctic Methane Emergency Group    Fireballs in the Arctic as methane seeps uncovered

Scientists discover an entirely new reason for methane venting from the Arctic Shelf

Small thaw ponds: an unaccounted source of methane in the Canadian High-Arctic

Spreading atmospheric Arctic methane heat wave and surface firestorm

Geologists identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic

Large and increasing methane emissions from northern lakes

Sea ice plays a pivotal role in the Arctic methane cycle

Exceptional view of deep Arctic Ocean methane seeps

Methane not escaping into the atmosphere from Arctic Ocean


Widespread release of old carbon across the Siberian Arctic echoed by its large rivers

Russian Arctic Resources    East Siberian Sea, an Arctic region of very high biogeochemical activity

Recent ice cap snowmelt in Russian High Arctic and anti-correlation with late summer sea ice extent


At this Arctic science base, life is anything but lonely


Cloud-free photo of Alaska    New digital maps depict Alaska in unprecedented detail

The first decade of the new century: a cooling trend for most of Alaska

Remote sensing study quantifies permafrost degradation in Arctic Alaskan wetlands 

Northwest & Northeast Passages:

Expansion of World-Wide Navigational Warning System into Arctic waters marked by IMO, WMO and IHO chiefs

As Canada takes Arctic Council helm, experts stress north's vulnerability to spills, emergencies

Global warming will open unexpected new shipping routes in the Artic

The coming Arctic boom    North-East Passage soon free from ice again?

Meet the world's first ice-busting Arctic yachts


Retreating sea ice linked to ocean circulation, European climate change

Why build-up of fresh water in Arctic could spell trouble for Britain

Arctic sea-ice loss linked to colder, drier UK winters

Netherlands: Arctic energy rules needed