Reconstructing Sea Ice Conditions in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Prior to Human Observations

  1. Eric T. DeWeaver,
  2. Cecilia M. Bitz and
  3. L.-Bruno Tremblay
  1. Anne De Vernal1,
  2. Claude Hillaire-Marcel1,
  3. Sandrine Solignac1,
  4. Taoufik Radi1 and
  5. André Rochon2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/180GM04

Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications

Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications

How to Cite

De Vernal, A., Hillaire-Marcel, C., Solignac, S., Radi, T. and Rochon, A. (2008) Reconstructing Sea Ice Conditions in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Prior to Human Observations, in Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications (eds E. T. DeWeaver, C. M. Bitz and L.-B. Tremblay), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/180GM04

Author Information

  1. 1

    Geotop, Université du Québec à MontrÉal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  2. 2

    Geotop and Ismer, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Quebec, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904450

Online ISBN: 9781118666470

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Keywords:

  • Sea ice—Arctic regions;
  • Climatic changes—Environmental aspects—Arctic Regions;
  • Environmental impact analysis—Arctic regions;
  • Arctic regions—Climate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Tracers and Proxies of Sea Ice

  • Quantification of Past Sea Ice Cover in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic from Dinocyst Assemblages

  • Isotopic (δ18O) Composition of Mesopelagic Foraminifer Shells: A Proxy for Sea Ice Accretion Rates?

  • Example of Qualitative and Quantitative Sea Ice Reconstructions

  • Conclusion