The Arctic in the NOAA "State of the Climate in 2014" Report

July 23, 2015
By Jessica Rohde

State of the Climate in 2014 report available online. (Credit: NOAA)

The “State of the Climate in 2014” report, released on July 16, 2015 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, compiles the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate from the contributions of 413 scientists from 58 countries of the world.

IARPC Collaborations members Martin Jeffries (Office of Naval Research) and Jackie Richter-Menge (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory) edited the Arctic chapter of the report.

This chapter describes a range of observa­tions of Essential Climate Variables and other physical environmental variables: Air Temperature; Ozone and UV Radiation; Terrestrial Snow Cover; Glaciers and Ice Caps outside Greenland; Greenland Ice Sheet; Terrestrial Permafrost; Lake Ice; Sea Ice Cover; and Sea Surface Temperature. There are also two sidebars: Challenge of Arctic Clouds and their Implications for Surface Radiation; and Declassified High-resolution Imagery for Observing the Arctic. 

The “State of the Climate in 2014” report is available online directly from BAMS or at the NOAA State of the Climate Web site, which also includes the press release, the media briefing slides for the press conference, and highlights materials.

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Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Martin Jeffries, Office of Naval Research.

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