Coldest Canadian Arctic communities face greatest reductions in shorefast sea ice


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 04 May 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0757-5

Shorefast sea ice, which forms along the Arctic shore in winter and spring, is important for local communities and ecosystems. Satellite and climate model data are used to estimate a decrease in shorefast ice season length of 5–44 days by 2100, with the coldest areas experiencing the largest reductions.