Report Outlines Emerging Arctic Research Issues

A report is out today from the National Academy of Sciences outlining emerging Arctic research issues.

The report says among other things that a refuge of Arctic sea ice is likely to remain in the summers into the foreseeable future, raising questions about shrinking rather than vanishing wildlife habitat.

The report groups the emerging issues in categories of evolving, hidden, connected, managed and undetermined Arctic.

One big question is, “How will rapid Arctic warming change the jet stream and affect weather patterns in lower latitudes.”