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The hydrologic balance in the Arctic is highly dynamic on the seasonal time scale with large and rapid ice melts in the spring On land, this ice and snow melting results in large rapid floods and surges in rivers

The hydrologic balance in the Arctic is highly dynamic on the seasonal time scale with large and rapid ice melts in the spring On land, this ice and snow melting results in large rapid floods and surges in rivers

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Published 2007-11-20
Sources Title (cont.) In the oceans, the ice melt results in large areas of the Arctic becoming available for biological growth and activity. On longer time scales, climate change in the Arctic could release glacial waters increasing the present sea level global
Region geoarctic
Edited_by hugo.ahlenius@grida.no
Cartographer / Designer Graphical production: Philippe Rekacewicz and Emmanuelle Bournay (GRID-Arendal)