Apr 29, 2010

The central role of diminishing sea ice in recent Arctic temperature amplification

by
James A. Screen, Ian Simmonds
,
Nature
  • Shows that Arctic warming is strongest at the surface during most of the year and is primarily consistent with reductions in sea ice cover
  • Finds that changes in cloud cover, in contrast, have not contributed strongly to recent warming
  • Concludes that diminishing sea ice has had a leading role in recent Arctic temperature amplification