5. The Changing Climates

  1. Hugh French2 and
  2. Olav Slaymaker3
  1. Roger Barry and
  2. Mark Serreze

Published Online: 30 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch5

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

How to Cite

Barry, R. and Serreze, M. (2011) The Changing Climates, in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective (eds H. French and O. Slaymaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 3

    University of British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699683

Online ISBN: 9781119950172

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Keywords:

  • changing cryosphere;
  • changing climates;
  • Canada's climate, becoming warmer and wetter;
  • last glacial cycle, series of so-called Heinrich events;
  • postglacial Holocene epoch and Milankovitch effects;
  • physical reasoning, simulations with coupled global climate models;
  • Northern Annular Mode (NAM), the Arctic Oscillation (AO);
  • arctic sea ice reduction extent and atmospheric circulation patterns

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Late Pliocene

  • Quaternary History

  • Postglacial Conditions

  • The Last Two Millennia

  • Recent Changes

  • The Future

  • References

  • Discussion Questions

  • Some Useful Internet Sources