Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes

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This Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product addresses current capabilities to integrate observations of the climate system into a consistent description of past and current conditions through the method of reanalysis. In addition, the Product assesses present capabilities to attribute causes for climate variations and trends over North America during the reanalysis period, which extends from the mid-twentieth century to the present. This Product reviews Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. Paleoclimate records play a key role in our understanding of Earth's past and present climate system and in our confidence in ... continued below

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xii, 461 p. : col. ill.

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U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research January 2009.

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  • Main Title: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes
  • Added Title: U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2, January 2009
  • Series Title: Synthesis and Assessment Product

Description

This Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product addresses current capabilities to integrate observations of the climate system into a consistent description of past and current conditions through the method of reanalysis. In addition, the Product assesses present capabilities to attribute causes for climate variations and trends over North America during the reanalysis period, which extends from the mid-twentieth century to the present.
This Product reviews Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. Paleoclimate records play a key role in our understanding of Earth's past and present climate system and in our confidence in predicting future climate changes. Paleoclimate data help to elucidate past and present active mechanisms of climate change by placing the short instrumental record into a longer term context and by permitting models to be tested beyond the limited time that instrumental measurements have been available. Recent observations in the Arctic have identified large ongoing changes and important climate feedback mechanisms that multiply the effects of global-scale climate changes. As discussed in this report, paleoclimate data show that land and sea ice have grown with cooling temperatures and have shrunk with warming ones, amplifying temperature changes while causing and responding to ecosystem shifts and sea-level changes.

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xii, 461 p. : col. ill.

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This Synthesis and Assessment Product, described in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Strategic Plan, was prepared in accordance with Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-554) and the information quality act guidelines issued by the Department of Commerce and NOAA pursuant to Section 515 (http://www.noaanews.noaa/gov/stories/iq.htm).

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U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes, book, January 2009; Washington, DC. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12018/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .