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Atmosphere 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Air Temperature & Circulation X X X 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            
Mid-Latitude Weather                       X  
Sea Ice & Ocean 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Sea Ice X X X 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 X X X
Sea Level X X X X X X              
Ocean Acidification         X         X      
Bering Sea X                       X X
Landfast Sea Ice                       X  
Marine Ecosystems 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Ocean Biogeophysics         X                
Pacific Arctic Marine Ecology         X                
Barrow Canyon Ecosystem           X              
Sea Ice Biota             X            
Primary Productivity         X X   X X X X X X
Benthic Communities         X X X            
Seabirds           X             X
Murres     X X                  
Fish & Fisheries X X 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        
Algal Blooms                       X  
Terrestrial Ecosystems 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Vegetation X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Arctic Wildlife       X                  
Caribou & Reindeer X 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     X
Wildfires                     X    
Terrestrial Cryosphere 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Snow X X X 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 X X X
Permafrost X X X X X X X       X    
River Discharge X X X X X       X     X  
River Biogeochemistry         X                
Lake Ice         X   X         X  
Special Topics 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Depicting Arctic Change               X          
Community-based Observing Systems                 X        
Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Velocity                 X        
Scientific Communication                   X X      
Paleoceanographic Perspectives on Arctic Ocean Change                     X    
Collecting Environmental Intelligence in the New Arctic                     X    
Microplastics                       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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