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Polar Regions

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Meredith, M and Sommerkorn, M and Cassota, S and Derksen, C and Ekaykin, A and Hollowed, A and Kofinas, G and Mackintosh, A and Melbourne-Thomas, J and Muelbert, MMC and Ottersen, G and Pritchard, H and Schuur, EAG and Boyd, PW and Hobbs, W and Hodgson-Johnston, I, Polar Regions, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, IPCC, WMO, UNEP (2019) [Government or Industry Research]


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Abstract

This chapter assesses the state of physical, biological and social knowledge concerning the Arctic and Antarctic ocean and cryosphere, how they are affected by climate change, and how they will evolve in future. Concurrently, it assesses the local, regional and global consequences and impacts of individual and interacting polar system changes, and it assesses response options to reduce risk and build resilience in the polar regions. Key findings are: The polar regions are losing ice, and their oceans are changing rapidly. The consequences of this polar transition extend to the whole planet, and are affecting people in multiple ways.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:climate change, polar regions, IPCC report, climate trends, ice sheets, glaciers
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Melbourne-Thomas, J (Dr Jessica Melbourne-Thomas)
UTAS Author:Boyd, PW (Professor Philip Boyd)
UTAS Author:Hobbs, W (Dr Will Hobbs)
UTAS Author:Hodgson-Johnston, I (Dr Indi Hodgson-Johnston)
ID Code:137824
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2020-03-05
Last Modified:2020-03-05
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