Author: Eddy Carmack
Requested Type: Pre-Selected Invited
Submitted: 2016-02-18 14:17:18
Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, British Colum
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
The Arctic Ocean is a fundamental node in the global hydrological cycle and the oceans thermohaline circulation. Currently, the Arctic Ocean is warming, freshening, losing sea ice, and its ice cover is changing properties and moving faster. And as the physical system changes across scales ranging from large-scale climate to small-scale turbulence, so do the cascading chemical, ecological, economic and social consequences that follow. These system wide changes are ushering in a ‘New Arctic’ – with both intra- and extra-Arctic consequences – that require new knowledge and transformational thinking. The arrive of the non-linear future in the Arctic in not a crisis, but rather an opportunity to conduct resilience experiments at all scales of effort..