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Abstract

The Arctic system is moving toward a new state that falls outside the envelope of glacial-interglacial fluctuations that prevailed during recent Earth history. This future Arctic is likely to have dramatically less permanent ice than exists at present. At the present rate of change, a summer ice-free Arctic Ocean within a century is a real possibility, a state not witnessed for at least a million years. The change appears to be driven largely by feedback-enhanced global climate warming, and there seem to be few, if any processes or feedbacks within the Arctic system that are capable of altering the trajectory toward this “super interglacial” state.

Publication Date

8-23-2005

Journal Title

EOS

Publisher

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005EO340001

Document Type

Article

Rights

©2005. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.

Comments

This is an article published by AGU in EOS in 2005, available online: https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005EO340001

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