Evidence and Implications of Recent Climate Change in Northern Alaska and Other Arctic Regions

  title={Evidence and Implications of Recent Climate Change in Northern Alaska and Other Arctic Regions},
  author={L. D. Hinzman and Neil D. Bettez and William Bolton and F. Stuart III Chapin and Mark B. Dyurgerov and CHRIS L. FASTIE and Brad Griffith and Robert D. Hollister and Allen Hope and Henry P Huntington and Anne Marya Jensen and Gensuo Jia and Torre Jorgenson and Douglas L. Kane and David R. Klein and Gary P. Kofinas and Amanda H Lynch and Andrea H. Lloyd and A David McGuire and F. Eli Nelson and Walter C. Oechel and T. E. Osterkamp and Charles H. Racine and Vladimir E. Romanovsky and Robert S. Stone and Douglas A. Stow and Matthew B Sturm and Craig E. Tweedie and George L. Vourlitis and Marilyn D. Walker and Donald A. Walker and Patrick J. Webber and Jeffrey M. Welker and Kevin Winker and Kenji Yoshikawa},
The Arctic climate is changing. Permafrost is warming, hydrological processes are changing and biological and social systems are also evolving in response to these changing conditions. Knowing how the structure and function of arctic terrestrial ecosystems are responding to recent and persistent climate change is paramount to understanding the future state of the Earth system and how humans will need to adapt. Our holistic review presents a broad array of evidence that illustrates convincingly… CONTINUE READING
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