Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Research article
06 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 06 Nov 2023

Spatially heterogeneous effect of climate warming on the Arctic land ice

Damien Maure, Christoph Kittel, Clara Lambin, Alison Delhasse, and Xavier Fettweis

Data sets

Historical Data Government of Canada

Stasjonsinformasjon Norsk KlimaServiceSenter

Integrated Surface Dataset (Global) National Centers for Environmental Information

Custom query in ASCII ECA&D

MAR-ERA5 reanalysis of the Arctic land ice surface mass balance between 1950 and 2020 Damien Maure

Short summary
The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the Earth. Studies have already shown that Greenland and the Canadian Arctic are experiencing a record increase in melting rates, while Svalbard has been relatively less impacted. Looking at those regions but also extending the study to Iceland and the Russian Arctic archipelagoes, we see a heterogeneity in the melting-rate response to the Arctic warming, with the Russian archipelagoes experiencing lower melting rates than other regions.