Recent Change - Terrestrial Cryosphere
Number of Authors: 10
2015 (English)In: Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin / [ed] The BACC II Author Team, Springer, 2015, 117-129 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This chapter compiles and assesses information on recent and current change within the terrestrial cryosphere of the Baltic Sea drainage basin. Findings are based on long-term observations. Snow cover extent (SCE), duration and amount have shown a widespread decrease although there is large interannual and regional variation. Few data are available on changes in snow structural properties. There is no evidence for a recent change in the frequency or severity of snow-related extreme events. There has been a decrease in glacier coverage in Sweden and glacier ice thickness in inland Scandinavia. The European permafrost is warming, and there has been a northward retreat of the southern boundary of near-surface permafrost in European Russia.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2015. 117-129 p.
, Regional Climate Studies, ISSN 1862-0248 ; 6
seasonal snow cover, glaciers, seasonally frozen ground, permafrost
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-128466DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16006-1_6ISI: 000367908100009ISBN: 978-3-319-16005-4ISBN: 978-3-319-16006-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-128466DiVA: diva2:915445