National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Return to Previous Arctic Conditions Unlikely

October 21, 2010

Released October 21: The 2010 Arctic Report Card highlights record temperatures across Canadian Arctic and Greenland, a reduced summer sea ice cover; record snow cover decreases and links to some Northern Hemisphere weather to support the conclusion that a return to previous Arctic conditions is unlikely. 

PMEL scientist Dr. James Overland, co-editor of the Arctic Report Card, describes how the Arctic climate is impacting mid-latitude weather, as seen in Winter 2009-2010, in the Atmosphere section of the report.

Please visit the 2010 Arctic Report Card web site for the full report.

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