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Recent Climatic Change and Increased Glacierization in the Eastern Canadian Arctic


THE climatic warming trend since the 1880s (refs. 1–5), which seems to have been global in extent and was manifested by an upward trend in mean annual (and particularly mean winter) temperatures, seems to have given way since the 1940s to a cooling trend6, which is most marked in higher latitudes (> 60° N, refs. 7 and 8). Here we report recent field work on Baffin Island, eastern Canadian Arctic, and an analysis of the available climatic data for that area which provides further information.

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BRADLEY, R., MILLER, G. Recent Climatic Change and Increased Glacierization in the Eastern Canadian Arctic. Nature 237, 385–387 (1972).

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