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Last Updated September 15, 2015

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Report (2004)


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Chapter 1:  An Introduction to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment  1

Chapter 2:  Arctic Climate: Past and Present   21

Chapter 3:  The Changing Arctic: Indigenous Perspectives   61

Chapter 4:  Future Climate Change: Modeling and Scenarios for the Arctic   99

Chapter 5:  Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation   151

Chapter 6:  Cryosphere and Hydrology   183

Chapter 7:  Arctic Tundra and Polar Desert Ecosystems   243

Chapter 8:  Freshwater Ecosystems and Fisheries   353

Chapter 9:  Marine Systems   453

Chapter 10:  Principles of Conserving the Arctic’s Biodiversity   539

Chapter 11:  Management and Conservation of Wildlife in a Changing Arctic Environment   597

Chapter 12:  Hunting, Herding, Fishing, and Gathering: Indigenous Peoples and Renewable Resource Use in the Arctic   649

Chapter 13:  Fisheries and Aquaculture   691

Chapter 14:  Forests, Land Management, and Agriculture   781

Chapter 15:  Human Health   863

Chapter 16:  Infrastructure: Buildings, Support Systems, and Industrial Facilities   907

Chapter 17:  Climate Change in the Context of Multiple Stressors and Resilience   945

Chapter 18:  Summary and Synthesis of the ACIA   989


Appendix A:  Chapter Authors   1021

Appendix B:  Biographies   1025

Appendix C:  Reviewers   1029

Appendix D:  Species Names   1031

Appendix E:  Acronyms   1037

Appendix G:  Glossary   1039