Essays about: "the Arctic"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 192 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. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Knowledge and Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation in the Infrastructure Sector in Nunavut, Canada

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Timothy Giger; Kelly Ramsauer; [2019]
    Keywords : Nunavut; Arctic; Climate Change Adaptation; Infrastructure; Knowledge; Implementation; Policy; Climate-Sensitive Infrastructure; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The Arctic is at the forefront of climate change and is considered to be the most at risk, warming at twice the rate of the global annual average. The environment and its inhabitants are and will be subjected to deep transformational shifts, with changes in temperature and climate having potentially worldwide repercussions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Greenland: The Master Shaper of the Arctic? : A study about making change happen

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

    Author : Valentin Erik Martinez Strömberg; [2019]
    Keywords : Greenland; Arctic governance; phronesis; ontological security theory; change; narratives; governmental practices; power;

    Abstract : The Arctic region is changing. This is an oft-cited statement researcher, policy-makers and the general public say about the Arctic. But who can change the Arctic order? This academic paper is interested in determine Greenland’s role and ‘actorness’ in this changeable region. READ MORE