Are you interested in reading more about sea ice and climate change? Below you will find links to background information on climate, as well as a short bibliography of scholarly articles related to the Arctic climate.
Sea ice information
- Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis
- Quick Facts on Arctic Sea Ice
- State of the Cryosphere: Sea Ice
- NOAA Arctic Report Card: Sea Ice
- U.S. Climate Change Science Program
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Change
- NASA Earth Observatory, Global Warming
- NOAA Climate Services
- Pew Research Center
- UK Met Office, Guide to Climate Change
- University of Colorado: Learn More About Climate Change
- United Nations Climate Change Compendium Report, 2009
Other sources of sea ice data
- University of Bremen Daily Updated AMSR-E Sea Ice Map
- Danish Meteorological Institute
- IARC-JAXA Arctic Sea-Ice Monitor by AMSR-E
- University of Illinois Cryosphere Today
- Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent
- Nansen Environmental & Remote Sensing Center Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Current State of the Sea Ice Cover
- U.S. National Ice Center
- Canadian Ice Service
Selected peer-reviewed publications
- Jacobson, M. Z. 2004. Climate Response of fossil fuel and biofuel soot, accounting for soot’s feedback to snow and sea ice albedo and emissivity. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 109, D21201, doi:10.1029/2004JD004945.
- Jacobson, M. Z. 2010. Short-term effects of controlling fossil-fuel soot, biofuel soot and gases, and methane on climate, Arctic ice, and air pollution health. Journal of Geophysical Research. VOL. 115, D14209, doi:10.1029/2009JD013795
- Kwok, R. and G. F. Cunningham. 2010. Contribution of melt in the Beaufort Sea to the decline in Arctic multiyear ice coverage: 1993-2009. Geophysical Research Letters 37. doi:10.1029/2010GL044678.
- Polyak, L. et al. 2010. History of Sea Ice in the Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1757-1778.
- Polyak, L. et al. 2010. Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2: Chapter 8. In press.
- Ramanathan, V. and G. Carmichael. 2008. Global and regional climate changes due to black carbon. Nature Geoscience, Vol. 1. 221-227.
- Ray, G. C., J. E. Overland, and G. L. Hufford. 2010. Seascape as an organizing principle for evaluating walrus and seal sea ice habitat in Beringia. Geophysical Research Letters 37. doi:10.1029/2010GL044452.
- Screen, J.A. and I. Simmonds. 2010. The central role of diminishing sea ice in recent Arctic temperature amplification. Nature, 464, 1334-1337. doi:10.1038/nature09051. (subscription required)
- Serreze, M. C., Barrett, A. P., Stroeve, J. C., Kindig, D. N. and Holland, M. M. 2009. The emergence of surface-based Arctic amplification. Cryosphere 3: 11–19. doi:10.5194/tc-3-11-2009.
- Stammerjohn, S. E., D. G. Martinson, R. C. Smith, X. Yuan, and D. Rind. 2008. Trends in Antarctic annual sea ice retreat and advance and their relation to El Nino -- Southern Oscillation and Southern Annular Mode variability. Journal of Geophysical Research 113: C03S90. doi: 10.1029/2007JC004269.
- Stroeve, J.C., J. Maslanik, M. C. Serreze, I. Rigor, W. Meier, and C. Fowler. 2010. Sea ice response to an extreme negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation during winter 2009/2010. Geophysical Research Letters. In press.
- Stroeve, J., M. M. Holland, W. Meier, T. Scambos, and M. Serreze. 2007. Arctic sea ice decline: Faster than forecast, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L09501, doi:10.1029/2007GL029703.