8. Sea Ice in Canada

  1. Hugh French2 and
  2. Olav Slaymaker3
  1. David Barber and
  2. Jennifer Lukovich

Published Online: 30 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch8

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

How to Cite

Barber, D. and Lukovich, J. (2011) Sea Ice in Canada, in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective (eds H. French and O. Slaymaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 3

    University of British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699683

Online ISBN: 9781119950172



  • sea ice in Canada;
  • sea ice, freezing of salty ocean water;
  • global climate warming, ice reduction in northern hemisphere;
  • physical nature of sea ice;
  • sea ice in ocean–atmosphere interactions;
  • sea ice, spatial and temporal distribution;
  • retreating ice cover for Beaufort Sea climatology;
  • negative trends in sea ice, Canadian Archipelago;
  • recent arctic warm period, unprecedented change in sea ice;
  • adaptation strategies, sustainability and self-sufficiency


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is Sea Ice?

  • The Physical Nature of Sea Ice

  • Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Sea Ice

  • Sea Ice and Climate Change

  • Implications for Northern Communities, Economic Development and the Environment

  • References

  • Discussion Questions

  • Some Useful Internet Sources