Arctic Answers

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Arctic Answers provides scientific information on societally-relevant questions in formats usable by a variety of stakeholders, including policy- and decision-makers, Arctic residents, scientists, students, and journalists.

Answers are provided as short 1-2 page briefs. Each brief is the top of a "knowledge pyramid" with a collection of additional scientific resources organized in underlying tiers of increasing detail.

Through the list below, you can access the brief or click the question to access the underlying tiers of information. These are the first Arctic Answers SEARCH has produced, which have been developed by the Sea Ice Action Team. Other Arctic Answers are in development.

If you have questions about a specific Arctic Answer, please contact the “Expert Contact” listed below; you can also provide input through the online form at the bottom of this webpage.

Arctic Answers Now Available

Question

Expert Contact

Science Brief

Other information

How is diminishing sea ice impacting marine ecosystems?

Brendan Kelly
bpkelly [at] alaska.edu

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Click on the question to access underlying tiers of information.

How is diminishing Arctic sea ice impacting lower latitude weather patterns?

Dr. Jennifer Francis
francis [at] imcs.rutgers.edu
Dr. Stephen Vavrus
sjvavrus [at] wisc.edu

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How is diminishing Arctic sea ice impacting coastal communities?

Henry Huntington
hph [at] alaska.net
Matthew Druckenmiller
druckenmiller [at] nsidc.org

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How is Arctic permafrost thaw impacting climate change?

Ted Schuur
ted.schuur [at] nau.edu
Christina Shaedel
christina.schaedel [at] nau.edu

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This is a stand-alone brief. Underlying information tiers are not available.

What do we know about the future of Arctic sea-ice loss?

Marika Holland
mholland [at] ucar.edu
Walt Meier
walt.meier [at] nasa.gov

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This is a stand-alone brief. Underlying information tiers are not available.

How are melting Arctic sea-ice and land-ice linked to sea-level rise?

Jennifer Francis
francis [at] marine.rutgers.edu
Ted Scambos
teds [at] nsidc.org
Marco Tedesco
mtedesco [at] ldeo.columbia.edu

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This is a stand-alone brief. Underlying information tiers are not available.

How fast is the Greenland Ice Sheet melting?

Ted Scambos
teds [at] nsidc.org
Fiamma Straneo
fstraneo [at] whoi.edu
Marco Tedesco
mtedesco [at] ldeo.columbia.edu

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This is a stand-alone brief. Underlying information tiers are not available.

SEARCH's Permafrost Action Team is developing knowledge pyramids answering important questions about permafrost in the north, and specific questions will evolve as they proceed. This briefing poster depicts the state of the project in May 2017.

Erin Trochim
edtrochim [at] alaska.edu

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This is a stand-alone brief. Underlying information tiers are not available.