Building Bridges at the Arctic Science-Policy Interface

  • Volker Rachold
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)


The Arctic is rapidly changing and increased atmospheric temperatures are resulting in the loss of sea ice cover, glacier retreat and changing snow and permafrost conditions. These transformations are not only affecting people and ecosystems in the Arctic but the entire Earth system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Arctic OfficeAlfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)PotsdamGermany

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