Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG31] Science in the Arctic Region

Mon. May 25, 2015 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM 201B (2F)

Convener:*Nozomu Takeuchi(Chiba University), Tetsuya Hiyama(Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University), Toru Hirawake(Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University), Hiroshi Tanaka(Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba), Satonori Nozawa(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory), Chair:Tetsuya Hiyama(Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University)

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

[ACG31-03] Seasonal Change and Long-term Trend in the Arctic Cryospheric -Discussion from Bi-polar perspective-

*Hiroyuki ENOMOTO1, Takeshi TAMURA1, Masahiro HORI2, Naohiko HIRASAWA1, Takashi YAMANOUCHI1, Hironori YABUKI3 (1.National Institute of Polar Research, 2.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3.Japan Agency of Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:Arctic, cryosphere, bi-polar

Arctic sea ice declining has been rapidly in 2000's with the summer minimum record in 2012. Sea ice in 2013 and 2014 summers recorded increase however the ice situation is still low expand level. On the other hand, Antarctic sea ice is increasing in winter. Sea ice in the Antarctic in 2014 austral winter recorded the maximum area since the satellite observation became available. Dynamic changes in snow cover, snow fall and ice sheet are also reportedchange are reported recently. This study summarizes common feature and differences in these evidences and current understanding of possible causes.