Impacts of Sea-Ice and Snow-Cover Changes on Climate, Green Growth, and Society
The biggest water reservoirs used to be well regulated.
Dry periods were not long enough to dry them.
Wet periods were not long enough to overtop them.
This is no longer the case...
[Photo credit: Helge Hansen / BKK Produksjon As]
Has the recent arctic sea-ice loss contributed to climate changes over the northern
hemisphere, including extreme weather events?
[Photo credit: James Kennedy]
"Sea ice has a calming
effect on sea state, and less and receding sea ice provides a greater fetch for waves to grow
in size and power." [Photo credit: Níels Einarsson]