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The Arctic Ocean and Climate Change: A Scenario for the US Navy

In 2000, the USARC along with representatives from the National Ice Center, the Oceanographer of the Navy, the office of Naval Research, Measurements of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis (MEDEA) and the U.S. Coast Guard met to map out national and strategic issues surrounding Naval operations in an ice-free or ice-diminished Arctic Ocean throughout the 21st Century. This USARC report provides a compilation of subject expert comments on subjects ranging from modeling of sea ice scenarios to climate change and weather pattern predictions to broad transportation and shipping issues to socio-economic changes.

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