Frances McLaughlin

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Acknowledgements First and foremost, we want to thank Jacquelyn Davis and Jennifer Holleran, our dedicated project leaders, content experts and editors, and Gretchen Rhines Cheney, our devoted writer, who made sense of huge amounts of information from interviews, program materials and past drafts and, with incredible patience and persistence, created a(More)
Overview The Arctic Report Card (www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/) tracks recent environmental changes throughout the Arctic, and is updated annually. In 2010, it is clear that the Arctic is experiencing the impacts of a prolonged and amplified warming trend, highlighted with many record-setting events. Not surprisingly, the impact of this warming is most(More)
It is apparent that the heating of the ocean in areas of extreme summer sea ice loss is directly impacting surface air temperatures over the Arctic Ocean, where surface air temperature anomalies reached an unprecedented +4°C during October through December 2008. There is evidence that the effect of higher air temperatures in the lower Arctic atmosphere is(More)
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