Climate Change Impact on the Arctic Economy

  • Lasse H. PetterssonEmail author
  • Anton G. Kjelaas
  • Dmitry V. Kovalevsky
  • Klaus Hasselmann
Part of the Springer Polar Sciences book series (SPPS)

The Arctic is intimately coupled to the global climate through its impacts on atmospheric and oceanic circulation, including via changes in the sea ice cover. Changes in the Arctic trigger concurrent processes that can have an impact also far beyond the Arctic region itself, e.g. impact on the East Asian Summer Monsoon System (Guo et al. 2014). Future changes in the Arctic may alter our understanding of many currently-understood weather and climate processes, see Chap.  10in this book, with significant impacts on lives and livelihoods, not just in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, but also in large areas around the Earth. In Europe and Asia there is a growing concern in understanding how polar change will impact lower latitude climate and the socio-economy. Consequently, a better and multidisciplinary understanding of Arctic processes, mutual feedbacks and their predictability is needed. This can be achieved through enhancing the operational capacity for monitoring of the polar...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lasse H. Pettersson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anton G. Kjelaas
    • 2
  • Dmitry V. Kovalevsky
    • 3
  • Klaus Hasselmann
    • 4
  1. 1.Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing CenterBergenNorway
  2. 2.Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar ResearchNesoddtangenNorway
  3. 3.Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Helmholtz-ZentrumGeesthachtGermany
  4. 4.Max Planck Institute for MeteorologyHamburgGermany

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