Exploring Arctic Transpolar Drift During Dramatic Sea Ice Retreat
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 89, Issue 3, pages 21–22, 15 January 2008
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2008), Exploring Arctic Transpolar Drift During Dramatic Sea Ice Retreat, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(3), 21–22, doi:10.1029/2008EO030001., et al. (
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The Arctic is undergoing significant environmental changes due to climate warming. The most evident signal of this warming is the shrinking and thinning of the ice cover of the Arctic Ocean. If the warming continues, as global climate models predict, the Arctic Ocean will change from a perennially ice-covered to a seasonally ice-free ocean. Estimates as to when this will occur vary from the 2030s to the end of this century. One reason for this huge uncertainty is the lack of systematic observations describing the state, variability, and changes in the Arctic Ocean.