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Atmosphere 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Air Temperature & Circulation X X X X X X X X X X
Clouds & Surface Radiation         X X X      
Greenhouse Gases         X X        
Ozone         X X X      
UV Radiation         X X X      
Black Carbon             X      
Sea Ice & Ocean 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Sea Ice X X X X X X X X X X
Wind-driven Ocean Circulation X X X X X X        
Ocean Temperature & Salinity X X X X X X X X X X
Sea Level X X X X X X        
Ocean Acidification         X         X
Bering Sea X                  
Marine Ecosystems 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Ocean Biogeophysics         X          
Pacific Arctic Marine Ecology         X          
Barrow Canyon Ecosystem           X        
Sea Ice Biota             X      
Primary Productivity         X X   X X X
Benthic Communities         X X X      
Seabirds           X        
Murres     X X            
Fish & Fisheries X X X X   X X   X  
Arctic Char   X X X            
Marine Mammals   X X X   X        
Polar Bears         X     X    
Whales & Seals         X          
Walruses                 X  
Terrestrial Ecosystems 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Vegetation X X X X X X X X X X
Arctic Wildlife       X            
Caribou & Reindeer X X X X X X X      
Goose Populations X X X X            
Waders (Shorebirds)           X        
Lemmings           X        
Arctic Fox           X        
Muskox             X      
Herbivores               X    
Shrews                   X
Carbon Cycle                   X
Terrestrial Cryosphere 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Snow X X X X X X X X X X
Glaciers & Ice Caps X X X X X X X      
Greenland X X X X X X X X X X
Permafrost X X X X X X X      
River Discharge X X X X X       X  
River Biogeochemistry         X          
Lake Ice         X   X      
Special Topics 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Depicting Arctic Change               X    
Community-based Observing Systems                 X  
Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Velocity                 X  
Scientific Communication                   X X

Image Credit:  Arctic sea ice viewed from the NOAA WP-3D Orion "Hurricane Hunter" research aircraft in 2013.
From NOAA PMEL.

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