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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 10, 2027-2041, 2016
http://www.the-cryosphere.net/10/2027/2016/
doi:10.5194/tc-10-2027-2016
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14 Sep 2016
Sea-ice indicators of polar bear habitat
Harry L. Stern and Kristin L. Laidre

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Polar bears, found in 19 distinct regions of the Arctic, depend on sea ice as a platform for hunting. Using satellite data of sea ice for the period 1979–2014, we found that the date of sea-ice retreat in spring is arriving weeks earlier, and the date of sea-ice advance in fall is arriving weeks later, in all 19 regions. We calculated several other measures of sea ice, which all show declines. These measures were designed to be useful for management agencies to assess polar bear habitat.
Polar bears, found in 19 distinct regions of the Arctic, depend on sea ice as a platform for...
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