The website has been launched at http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/future.
The website describes the relationship seen between the loss of the summer sea ice and a warmer atmosphere in the Arctic in autumn. Climate models also show that changes in the Arctic can impact weather in the mid-latitudes, where a large part of the population lives. Information from the recent scientific literature is pulled together on this website as a way to highlight the continuing loss of arctic sea ice in summer and its broader implications for climate. Among these is a possible connection between loss of summer arctic sea ice and winter storms in the U.S. and elsewhere.
The website was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office through the Arctic Research Program and developed at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.
New Website Available - Future of Arctic Sea Ice and Global Impact
Fri, Mar 26, 2010
Those interested in the Arctic -- students, researchers, and anyone wondering how the northern polar region affects their life -- can learn about the longer-reaching impacts of the loss of arctic summer sea ice via a new website.