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The Arctic Report Card is a yearly report released by NOAA’s Climate Program Office that tracks the Arctic atmosphere, sea ice, biology, ocean, land and Greenland. The report card provides clear, reliable and concise information on recent observations of environmental conditions in the Arctic, relative to historical time series records.
This year’s report card received less than stellar grades with 3 of the 6 area’s (atmosphere, sea ice, and Greenland) coded in red. This means changes are strongly attributed to warming. The remaining 3 areas (biology, ocean, and land), are all coded in yellow, meaning they have mixed signals. Last years report card showed only two red areas and four yellow areas.
Code Red determining factors:
Code Yellow determining factors:
Download the full 2008 Arctic Report Card (PDF)
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