Beaufort Sea Ice Concentration and the Climate of the Alaskan North Slope
Temperature and sea ice concentration measurements indicate a significant climate change in recent decades in the Western Arctic. Western Arctic temperatures have increased the temperature rise varies significantly from one season to another and over multi-year time scales. At the same time the sea ice concentration has decreased in our investigation area extending over a major portion of the southern Beaufort Sea. We investigated changes during the 23 years period from 1972 to 1994.