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The Arctic Observing Network
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Editors: Thomas R. Calahan
Book Description:
In April 2007 the US Interagency Research Policy Committee (IARPC) called for the development of an Arctic Observing Network (AON) to understand the causes and consequences of Arctic change. Under the joint leadership of NOAA and NSF, Committee staff prepared Arctic Observing Network (AON): Toward a US Contribution to Pan-Arctic Observing, a summary of ongoing and future Federal Arctic observing activities with a strategy for enhanced coordination and integration of these activities. This document constitutes the biennial update of the US Arctic Research Plan, focusing on observing needs. Enhanced coordination and integration of observing activities, and data and information management, will enable the agencies to respond with increased agility to the science questions posed by the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) program:

1 Is the Arctic system moving to a new state?
2 To what extent is the Arctic system predictable, i.e., what are the potential accuracies and/or uncertainties in predictions of relevant Arctic variables over different time scales?
3 To what extent can recent and ongoing climate changes be attributed to anthropogenic forcing rather than to natural modes of variability?
4 What is the direction and relative importance of system feedbacks?
5 How are terrestrial and marine ecosystems and ecosystem services affected by environmental change and its interactions with human activities?
6 How do cultural and socio-economic systems interact with Arctic environmental change?
7 What are the most consequential links between the Arctic and Earth systems?

Table of Contents:

Executive Summary pp. 1-3

Foreward pp. 5

1. Introduction pp. 7-9

2. An Urgent Need for Observations in the Changing Arctic pp. 11-17

3. AON: Vision Statements and Calls for Action pp. 19-25

4. AON: A Conceptual Framework for Participation, Activities, and Outcomes pp. 27-31

5. Federal Arctic Observing Activities: Today pp. 33-74

a. Atmosphere

b. Ocean and Sea Ice

c. Hydrology and Cryosphere

d. Terrestrial Ecosystems

e. Human Dimensions

f. Paleoenvironment

g. Data and Information Management

6. Federal Arctic Observing Activities: Tomorrow pp. 75-87

a. Agenciesí Future Plans

b. A Conceptual Framework for Integration and Coordination of Existing and New Observing Activities

c. Data and Information Management

7. International Cooperation pp. 89-91

8. Summary and Action Items pp. 93-97

References Cited

1. NSF AON Projects

2. State and Local Government Observing Activities in Alaska

3. Volcano, Earthquake, Geomagnetism Observing Activities

4. List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

5. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee Staff .


      Arctic Region and Antarctica Issues and Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 - 3rd Quarter
   Pages: 130 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-847-9
   Status: AV
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PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
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