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13 December 2005

NSIDC Scientists Release Arctic Textbook

Mark Serreze, Senior Scientist, and Roger Barry, NSIDC Director, announced the publication of their textbook, The Arctic Climate System.

The Arctic Climate System provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of Arctic exploration, research, physical characteristics, and climatic features. The text details: atmospheric heat budget and circulation; surface energy budget; hydrologic cycle; interactions among the ocean, atmosphere, and sea ice cover; Arctic paleoclimates; and recent climate variability and climate projections.

Published by Cambridge University Press, the title is in the Atmospheric and Space Science Series. Details about the book may be found at http://www.cambridge.org/0521814189.