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Arctic Studies

A Proxy for Climate Change

Edited by Masaki Kanao

National Institute of Polar Research


Genti Toyokuni

Tohoku University

Yoshihiro Kakinami

Hokkaido Information University

The Arctic region is the keystone to understanding the present status ofcurrently ongoing Earth systems and to predicting future imagesof our planet as viewed from northern high latitudes. The Arctic region,composed of ice-covered Arctic ocean in its center and surroundingfragmentation of the major continents, has been investigatedduring the last half century through all kinds of scientific studies:bioscience, physical sciences, geoscience, oceanography, and environmental studies, together with the technological domain. This book covers topics on the recent developments of all kinds of scientific research in and around the Arctic region, with a view to monitoring the current variations in the extreme environment, affected by remarkable changes in temperature and sea-ice extent, mass loss of ice-sheet and glaciers, and variations in marine and terrestrial ecosystems, including human activities.

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Arctic StudiesA Proxy for Climate ChangeEdited by Masaki Kanao

Published: November 13th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73730

ISBN: 978-1-78984-100-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-099-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-795-8

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Arctic Studies - A Proxy for Climate Change

By Masaki Kanao


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2. Changes in Arctic Ocean Climate Evinced through Analysis of IPY 2007–2008 Oceanographic Observations

By J.N. Stroh, S. Kirillov, G. Panteleev, O. Francis, M. Yaremchuk, E. Bloshkina and N. Lebedev


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3. Coastal Erosion Due to Decreased Ice Coverage, Associated Increased Wave Action, and Permafrost Melting

By Dimitrios Kostopoulos, Efrat Yitzhak and Ove T. Gudmestad


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4. Recent Geodynamics and Seismicity of the European Arctic

By Evgeniy Rogozhin, Galina Antonovskaya, Irina Basakina and Natalia Kapustyan


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5. The Effect of Space Weather on Human Body at the Spitsbergen Archipelago

By Natalia K. Belisheva


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6. Indigenous Communities in the Arctic Change in Socio-Economic and Environmental Perspective

By Violetta Gassiy


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