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Based on Prowse, T.D., Wrona, F.J. Reist, J., Gibson, J.J., Hobbie, J.E., Lévesque, L.M.J., and Vincent, W. (2006). Climate change effects on hydroecology of arctic freshwater ecosystems. Ambio, 35(7), 347-358
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Projected winter temperature changes in the Arctic
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The changes in cold-season mean temperatures over Arctic land regions are broken into three latitudinal bands for each region, as shown on the small map (which has an outer rim of 50° N). Error bars represent standard deviation from the mean. Where greater warming is projected at higher latitudes than at lower latitudes, temperature gradients will be reduced along large north-flowing rivers and this will likely reduce break-up severity. The reverse is true for regions where warming is most pronounced in the southern latitudes.