Dec 15, 2015

NOAA Issues 2015 Arctic Report Card

Arctic Bay, NU
Canada
by
Jeff Atkins
,
PLOS Ecology
Photo: PLOS
Photo: PLOS

Now in its 10th year, the peer-reviewed Arctic Report Card provides the latest Arctic observations from an international team of more than 70 scientists in 10 countries about changes in Arctic air and sea temperatures, snow, sea ice, the Greenland ice sheet and vegetation. This year’s report card contains startling findings concerning summer sea ice extent, terrestrial vegetation, ecological changes in the ocean, and pressures facing walrus populations