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Towards an increasingly biased view on Arctic change

New publication by Efrén López-Blanco, Elmer Topp-Jørgensen, Torben R. Christensen, Morten Rasch Henrik Skov, Marie F. Arndal, M. Syndonia Bret-Harte, Terry V. Callaghan, Niels M. Schmidt.


The Russian invasion of Ukraine hampers the ability to adequately describe conditions across the Arctic, thus biasing the view on Arctic change. Here we benchmark the pan-Arctic representativeness of the largest high-latitude research station network, INTERACT, with or without Russian stations. Excluding Russian stations lowers representativeness markedly, with some biases being of the same magnitude as the expected shifts caused by climate change by the end of the century.

Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-023-01903-1

Please find also the AU press release and LinkedIn posts for context: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7156607034874855424/ and https://tech.au.dk/om-fakultetet/nyheder/vis/artikel/the-war-in-ukraine-severely-limits-our-ability-to-track-arctic-climate-change.