Essays about: "the Arctic"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 204 essays containing the words the Arctic.

  1. 1. Seasonal community dynamics of macroinvertebrates in an Arctic stream

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Ellinor Jakobsson; [2019]
    Keywords : Macroinvertebrates; Arctic; seasonality; community composition; Abisko;

    Abstract : Arctic ecosystems are amongst the most vulnerable on Earth to ongoing climate change. While the responses to these changes are well studied on land, less is known about how aquatic communities may respond to a warmer arctic. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mass Balance of the High-Arctic Glacier Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard, in a Changing Climate

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Luft-, vatten och landskapslära

    Author : Maja Gustavsson; [2019]
    Keywords : Mass balance; glacier; Nordenskiöldbreen; climate change; Massbalans; glaciär; Nordenskiöldbreen; klimatförändringar;

    Abstract : Melting glaciers are the major contributor to sea level rise. Glaciers are sensitive indicators of climate change and current experience strong developments in a rapidly warming Arctic environment. READ MORE

  3. 3. Reindeer induced changes in vegetation composition and plant traits on a tundra-forest border

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Femke Pijcke; [2019]
    Keywords : physical geography; ecosystem analysis; plant functional traits; nutrient allocation; grazing; reindeer; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are the most common large herbivores in the arctic. With a habitat spreading over the entire circumpolar region, they can have a substantial effect on plant species composition and ecosystem processes and functions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Assessing evolution of ice caps in Suðurland, Iceland, in years 1986 - 2014, using multispectral satellite imagery

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Alicja Miodonska; [2019]
    Keywords : remote sensing; multispectral satellite imagery; Landsat; Iceland; glaciers; ice caps; Geography; GIS; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The study focuses on the application of multispectral satellite imageries in glaciological studies. It aims to assess how the Icelandic glaciers have evolved over the last decades (from the 1980s to 2014). The study area covers Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull ice caps located in Suðurland, Iceland. READ MORE

  5. 5. Snow insulation effects across the Arctic : evaluating a revised snow module in LPJ-GUESS

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Alexandra Pongrácz; [2019]
    Keywords : active layer depth; Arctic; LPJ-GUESS; snow; soil temperature; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The effect of future changes in temperature and precipitation patterns on arctic ecosystem functioning is often assessed using state-of-the-art ecosystem models. Many models however lack detailed representation of wintertime processes, as pointed out by recent studies (Wang et al. 2016, Slater and Lawrence 2013). READ MORE