Strong Temperature Increase and Shrinking Sea Ice in Arctic Alaska

Our new paper has been published in the Open Atmospheric Science Journal, and is available here.

Barrow, the most northerly community in Alaska, observed a warming of 1.51°C for the time period of 1921-2012. This represents about twice the global value, and is in agreement with the well-known polar amplification. For the time period of 1979-2012, high quality sea ice data are available, showing a strong decrease in sea ice concentrations of 14% and 16% for the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, respectively... Read more