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Recent Change - Terrestrial Cryosphere
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
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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)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Springer, 2015. 117-129 p.
, Regional Climate Studies, ISSN 1862-0248 ; 6
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seasonal snow cover, glaciers, seasonally frozen ground, permafrost
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: 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: diva2:915445
Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-29 Last updated: 2016-03-30Bibliographically approved

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