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Spring time: sea ice is critical for the greening of the ice-free part of Greenland

Southern part of Disko Bay is almost ice-free now, follow

Last year Agata Buchwal from Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland; demonstrated in a PNAS publication the divergence of Arctic shrub growth associated with sea ice decline! The pan-Arctic analysis reveals two important insights: Tundra shrub growth dynamics are associated with sea ice decline throughout the Arctic; however, while shrubs from most locations increased their growth, more than one-third showed evidence of declining growth in response to warming and drying associated with sea ice loss.

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