The ongoing loss of Arctic sea ice is likely to have wide-ranging effects on northern lands. The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) has responded to the urgent need for an improved understanding of these effects by initiating the circumpolar project Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Connections (T-MOSAiC). This project, which is linked to the IASC oceanographic project Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC), addresses the question, What are the implications of changing sea ice, oceanography, and climate of Arctic seas for the surrounding land-based geosystems, ecosystems, and human systems?
Vincent, W. F., J. Canário, and J. Boike
Vincent, W. F., J. Canário, and J. Boike (2019), Understanding the terrestrial effects of Arctic sea ice decline, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO128471. Published on 17 July 2019.
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